The mixed synchronised platform competition is still a special one. The difference compared to regular synchro events is that the competing duos consist of a male and female athlete that have to find a dive that not only both of them can perform, but also perform completely in synch.
If you have a look at the number of competiting couples, you quickly realise that finding the perfect mixed duo is not that easy. In this year’s 65th International Divers Day, only 2 nations were able to form a duo that was able to perform 2 mandatory and 3 elective dives. Both couples showed identical dives, performed them in a different order, though. Although both nations were guaranteed a place on the podium, both duos showed a high level of motivation and skill.
In the end, Great Britain’s Lucas Thomson and Gemma McArthur won in front of Germany’s Naomi Hinzmann and Alexander Lube. The British duo scored 286,20 points while Hinzmann and Lube go home with 273,48 points.
Congratulations to all athletes and thanks for the great competition.