Barton Peveril Student Makes a Splash in America

International Diving Grand Prix

Emily Martin Diving in Canada

Emily Martin Diving in Canada.

Barton Peveril student Emily Martin has won a medal at two separate international Diving competitions, representing Great Britain in the Women’s 10m Synchronised Pairs.

The former Hounsdown School pupil and her partner won a bronze medal at the Senior Grand Prix in Calgary, Canada on 6th April with a score of 240.54. The pair then won a gold medal at the Senior Grand Prix in Mission Viejo, United States of America on 13th April with a score of 300.36.

Martin won the medals in the Women’s 10m Synchronised event with her partner Phoebe Banks, from Leeds. The competition in Canada was the pair’s first Grand Prix together.

Martin also competed in individual events, at both Grand Prix, to gain experience for the future; the Barton Peveril Diver made the Semi-Finals in both competitions.

“It felt amazing!”

Phoebe Banks (left) and Barton Peveril's Emily Martin (right).

Phoebe Banks (left) and Barton Peveril’s Emily Martin (right) after the competition in Mission Viejo.

Speaking on the event, Emily Martin said:

“I was so pleased to come away with two Synchro medals from my first Senior Diving Grand Prix. Diving outdoors in America was challenging but to overcome those challenges and achieve gold with a personal best score was an experience never to be forgotten – it felt amazing! We were so proud to finish ahead of other pairings from top diving nations such as Australia, Mexico and USA. Next up is the Senior British Diving Championships in Edinburgh where I hope to qualify for the Senior European Championships, which are being held in Kyiv, Ukraine.”

Barton Peveril’s Director of Sport, Luke Hampton, added:

“Emily is a very talented athlete and is proving herself on the international stage. We are very proud of all her successes and cannot wait to see what incredible achievement she makes next! We wish her all the best for the Senior British Diving Championships.”

The Synchro and Individual events at the Senior British Diving Championships in Edinburgh take place on 31st May and 1st June, respectively.