Open main menu

Wikipedia β

Sarah Barrow (born 22 October 1988) is a British diver who competed in several LEN European Aquatics Championships and Commonwealth Games, where she won multiple medals.

Sarah Barrow
Lizzie Armitstead, Sarah Barrow and Alicia Blagg.jpg
Personal information
Born (1988-10-22) 22 October 1988 (age 29)
Plymouth, England [1]
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)[1]
Weight 52 kg (115 lb)[1]
Sport
Club Plymouth Diving
Coached by 2010 onwards Andy Banks [2]

CareerEdit

Sarah Barrow was born on 22 October 1988.[7]

She competed at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in the 10 m synchro event with Monique Gladding.[8] The team finished in fifth.[8] She competed in the same event at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, this time with Tonia Couch.[8] They finished fourth, and replicated this result at the 2011 European Championships.[8]

She won the gold medal at the 2012 European Championships at the 10 metre synchro event, with Tonia Couch.[3] They scored a then personal best of 319.56 points, beating the Ukrainian pair by 8.88 points.[3] This was the first European medal awarded to female British divers in 74 years.[3] The team of Barrow and Couch had finished in 4th at the preceding World Championships in 2011.[3]

Barrow represented Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in 10 m platform synchro event with Tonia Couch, and at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in the 10 m platform individual event.[9][10]

The team of Barrow and Couch were unable to defend their European title in 2013, finishing with a silver medal.[5] That year, Barrow finished fourth in the individual 10 m platform event at the World Championships.[8]

In 2014, she won Commonwealth silver in the 10 m synchro event, with Tonia Couch.[6] That year, she also finished 4th in the individual 10 m at the World Championships, the best result ever for a British woman.[11] At the European Championships in that year, she won the gold medal in the individual 10 m event, the first individual European gold medal for a British woman in 87 years (1927), and first individual medal of any colour since 1958.[4]

She and Couch were split up by British coaches in the synchro event in early 2016, after Barrow had struggled with shin injuries and a non-cancerous tumour.[12][11] This was despite the fact that Barrow and Couch had been the pair who secured GB's Olympic place in the 10 m synchro event.[13]

Later career and retirementEdit

She retired after the 2016 Summer Olympics, where she placed in fifth place with Couch in the 10m synchro.[11] For the last 6 years of her 13 year career, she trained at Plymouth Diving Club.[2] She also studied Sport Science at Leeds Metropolitan University.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Sarah Barrow's profile page". www.sports-reference.com. Sports Reference. Retrieved 11 October 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Former European champion Sarah Barrow retires from competitive diving". ASA Diving Sport Hub. 5 October 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "BBC Sport – London 2012: Tonia Couch & Sarah Barrow win Euro gold". BBC Online. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "European Championships: Sarah Barrow wins diving gold". BBC Sport. 22 August 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow earn European diving silver". BBC Sport. 20 June 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "Glasgow 2014 – Women's Synchronised 10m Platform Final". g2014results.thecgf.com. Retrieved 24 September 2017. 
  7. ^ "Sarah Barrow's profile page". British Swimming. Archived from the original on June 1, 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "Sarah Barrow profile | England Diving". ASA Diving Sport Hub. 2015-01-31. Retrieved 2017-10-11. 
  9. ^ "Sarah Barrow". London2012.com. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "Results – Womens 10m Platform – Diving – Rio 2016 – Olympics". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 September 2017. 
  11. ^ a b c "Sarah Barrow: Olympic diver and Commonwealth medallist retires at 27". BBC Sport. 2 October 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2017. 
  12. ^ "Tonia Couch says synchro split with Sarah Barrow 'wasn't great'". BBC Sport. 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2017. 
  13. ^ "Rio 2016: Tonia Couch & Sarah Barrow secure sixth berth for Olympics". BBC Sport. 19 February 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2017. 
  14. ^ "Sarah Barrow profile". BBC Sport. 14 June 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2017.