DV: LEE (GBR), DIXON (GBR) - 'I'm pretty gutted'
EDINBURGH - Comments from Matthew LEE (GBR) and Matthew DIXON (GBR) after they finished fifth and sixth respectively in the men's 10m platform final at the Royal Commonwealth Pool on Sunday.
Matthew LEE (GBR)
On finishing in fifth place:
"I'm pretty gutted. I was feeling good in the first four rounds and everything was going to plan. It's just a shame about the second to last one and then obviously the last one wasn't amazing. I wanted to get a medal in front of the home crowd, but sometimes you can't do everything that you want. I'll just come back next year stronger."
On the positives to take from competing in Edinburgh:
"Last year's Europeans weren't as strong as this and I got a bronze medal. This one was definitely stronger. It was nice to be in the mix and at least I know that I can be up there. So roll on next year."
On how his new dive [number six] went in the competition:
"It went all right. It is a new dive but it didn't go the way I wanted but it's the first time I've competed it. You have so much adrenaline but it's not the same as training. It wasn't amazing, but to get the cobwebs off, and hopefully next year, it will be much better."
Matthew DIXON (GBR)
On finishing in sixth place, the same position as at the 2017 European Diving Championships:
"It is consistent. I got sixth last year and sixth this year. I got another 20 points or so in my score and, as you can see, it's a much higher standard this year. Everyone's done really amazing and I'm actually really happy with my performance."
On taking a silver medal in the men's 10m synchro in Edinburgh:
"It's a good result. Matty [LEE, GBR] got silver in the mixed synchro and I got silver in the synchro [10m platform]. We are both going to learn from our results here and we are going to build and get stronger and stronger. I will be learning new dives for next year, to improve on my result and hopefully be up there in the medals."
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