I was competing in only the women’s 3m synchronised with Sharleen, which happened to be on my birthday. Just before we marched out prior to the event the organiser pulled me out the front and announced my birthday to the entire crowd - it was very embarrassing! There were 8 teams in our competition and we were lucky last. I was really happy with our performance especially the new dive front 3.5 pike which went really well! We finished in 2nd place behind the Chinese girls and in 3rd place were the Italian girls.
That night we briefly went to the farewell function as we had an early start in the morning.
The pool in Moscow was built for the 1980 Olympics, I really liked this pool, the boards were nice and bouncy.
The women’s 3m synchronised event was on the Thursday night, this time there were 7 pairs and we were number 5. I was pretty happy with my performance, it was only my last dive that was a bit off, which was disappointing because it was pretty between us and the Chinese. Again we finished 2nd behind the Chinese, with Ukraine in 3rd.
On the Friday and Saturday mornings I was able to go out and explore Moscow. It was so cold those mornings, with the temperature not getting over minus 6. I went to the Red Square, the Kremlin and St Basil’s, I also found some time for shopping and bought an awesome pair of boots! The first photo below is the head offices of the KGB. Next is the ice rink in the Red Square. Also their is the Bell of Tsar and the Cannon of Tsar.