|Full name||Tonia Couch|
20 May 1989 |
Plymouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom
|Coached by||Andy Banks|
Tonia Couch (born 20 May 1989) is a British Olympic diver. She was born in Plymouth. Tonia had been a fairly accomplished competitive gymnast and came to Plymouth diving for a “trial” in September of 1999, just 4 weeks later, she won her first competition, a novice event at Crystal Palace in London.
In February 2002, she became the youngest girl ever to qualify for the lottery funded Junior Olympic Programme, when she took bronze in the Junior girls platform event at the British Championships.
It was at that point that her talent on the platform was really recognized.
There have been many ups and downs in Tonia’s career. Competition for spots on international teams in the Women's Platform event within Great Britain is fierce and Tonia has had her fair share of disappointments, however she always bounces back and becomes even stronger and without doubt, her two greatest triumphs have been on the greatest stages of all.
In 2008 and 2009, her 8th places at the Olympics and then the World Championships (the best result by a British female for 20 years), have secured her place in diving history.
|Olympics, 10m synchro||8th||5th|
|Olympics, 10m platform||8th|
|FINA World Championship, 10m synchro||10th||9th||4th|
|FINA World Championship, 10m platform||25th||25th||9th|
|European Championship, 10m platform||6th|
|European Championship, 10m synchro||1st|
|Commonwealth Games, 10m synchro||7th||4th|
|Commonwealth Games, 10m platform||7th||7th|
|European Champions Cup, 10m synchro||4th||3rd|
|FINA Diving World Series, 10m synchro||4th||5th|
|FINA Diving World Series, 10m platform||5th|
|FINA Diving Grand Prix, 10m platform||5th|
|FINA World Cup, 10m platform||11th|
|FINA World Cup, 10m synchro||4th||3rd|
|World Junior Championship, 10m platform||19th||15th|
|European Junior Championship, 10m platform||17th||10th||8th|
|British Championship, 10m synchro||1st||2nd||2nd||1st||1st||1st|
|British Championship, 10m platform||1st||3rd||2nd||2nd||1st||2nd|
|British Gas National Cup, 10m synchro||1st|
|British Gas National Cup, 10m platform||2nd||2nd|