Blagg dives to silver medal in Beijing

Becky Gallantree and Alicia Blagg
Becky Gallantree and Alicia Blagg
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Diving sensation Alicia Blagg has won a silver medal in the World Series event in Beijing.

Wakefield-born Blagg, 16, teamed-up with Becky Gallantree in the springboard synchro and the City of Leeds duo built on the experience of finishing seventh in the London 2012 Olympics with an eye-catching result in China.

Blagg and Gallantree defeated world-class opposition to post a score of 305.79 and finish just behind Chinese pair Shi Tingmao and Wi Minxia.

The silver is the first World Series medal won by Blagg and Gallantree.

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