Olympic dream: Diver Sarah Barrow clinches a last minute spot on Team GB

Diver Sarah Barrow clinches last minute spot on Team GB Credit: ITV West Country

She's in peak physical fitness and it's hard to believe that the last two years have been the most difficult of Sarah Barrow's career.

First she had a non cancerous tumour taken from her calf - then she was diagnosed with shin fractures.

Then, when she was fighting back to fitness and after she helped Team GB secure a synchro place at Rio, she was taken off the team.

There have been times when this athlete has thought enough was enough.

Sarah Barrow was at the home games in London where she partnered Tonia Couch to fifth place in the synchro event.

She's been diving with Tonia since 2010, when she was taken off the GB synchro team it was very hard to see her partner dive with someone else.

But Tonia was the first to congratulate her team mate when she made the squad on her her own by winning the recent British Championships, an Olympic Qualifying event.

And it's the fact that Sarah has earned her place on her own merits that makes her so proud.

Tonia Couch was the first to congratulate her friend and former Synchro partner Credit: ITV West Country

And her coach, Andy Banks has nothing but praise for her sheer grit and determination too.

Sarah's can do approach to her training and competitions is impressive. She says she has to go into them thinking she can win or there's no point.

Already she has her sights set high for Rio.

Just getting to Rio has been an Olympic struggle for Sarah, but what a fairytale finish a final place would be.

All of Plymouth and the Westcountry should have its fingers crossed for her.

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