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About Sarah Barrow
British Olympic platform diver. 2012 Olympian. Current Individual European 10m Champion, 2012 Synchro European Champion, Commonwealth Silver medallist, World Bronze medallist, Multiple World Series medallist, Multiple Grand Prix medallist, 12 time British Champion
Who are you?
- Sarah Barrow
- 26 years old
- Diving (Olympic level)
I started gymnastics when I was 6 and I got into diving when I was 12 when my friend in Gymnastics broke her elbow. Tonia Couch (still my best friend and synchro partner) then took up diving and I followed her a couple of years later.
What have you achieved?
- 2012 Olympian
- Current Individual European 10m Champion (First in since 1927)
- 2012 Synchro European Champion (first in 74 years)
- Commonwealth Silver medallist
- World Bronze medallist (first in 82 years)
- Multiple World Series medallist
- Multiple Grand Prix medallist
- 12 time British Champion
How does psychology influence your performance?
Sport psychology is the most important aspect of my sport. From a young age I have struggled with ‘head blocks’ and I have had to learn through others but most importantly myself on how to deal with that. Psychology is also important in competition, having to be focused throughout.