Sydney University’s Dual Olympian Alex Croak won a bronze medal in the women’s 10m platform diving at the Madrid Grand Prix on Monday.
The impressive result sees the former national gymnast on track for a strong showing at the FINA World Aquatic Championships in Rome this August.
Croak showed good consistency throughout the final of the event, with a solid backward three-and-a-half securing her podium finish behind the red hot Chinese pair of Hu Yadan and Liu Jiao.
The medal is all the more impressive given Croak’s interrupted preparation for the event. After injuring her wrist at training before the preliminary heat, she almost withdrew, but was determined to continue after missing much of the year’s earlier international competition when stuck in Mexico during the swine flu outbreak.
Despite her limited opportunities for competition, the Sydney University Sport scholarship holder showed some of her best form of the year, and will now look ahead to performing well in Rome.
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