Q&A

To­nia Couch

The Daily Telegraph - Total Football - - RIO 2016 - To­nia Couch com­petes for Great Bri­tain in the women’s 10 me­tre syn­chro­nised plat­form on Aug 9 and 10 me­tre plat­form on Aug 17

What is your ear­li­est Olympic me­mory?

Walk­ing out for the 2008 Olympic fi­nal and see­ing my mum and dad in the crowd right in front of me.

What has been your worst mo­ment in train­ing for Rio?

Just when things go wrong it gets frus­trat­ing, but the more you work on things, the bet­ter it gets.

And the best?

Get­ting sil­ver ear­lier this year at the World Se­ries. I’d won lots of bronze medals but it was nice to get sil­ver.

If you weren’t a diver, what would you be?

I’d love to be an ac­tress. I’m not very good at it but I can imag­ine I would love it.

Away from the sport, what’s on your to-do list in Rio?

I’ve done ev­ery­thing al­ready but I’d love to do it all again and also see all the dif­fer­ent venues.

If you could be any other Olympic ath­lete for a day, who would it be?

Jess En­nis-Hill. She lives the dream. She’s beau­ti­ful, has an in­cred­i­ble body and she’s amaz­ing at what she does..

What’s the worst thing about be­ing an ath­lete?

My hair is ru­ined from the chlo­rine.

What is the most im­por­tant thing in your kit bag?

My wrist guards be­cause if you don’t have them for a 10m dive you can break your wrist. It’s a must.

What’s your weird­est su­per­sti­tion?

I try not to have one be­cause if that hap­pens it could go wrong.

Sum up the Olympics in three words

In­cred­i­ble, scary, ex­cit­ing.

Ex­cit­ing times: Great Bri­tain diver To­nia Couch is rel­ish­ing her chance

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