Edinburgh diver Grace Reid secures Olympic place for Team GB

Grace Reid has secured an 11th diving place for Great Britain ahead of the Olympic Games.

Scotland's Grace Reid in action at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. 

Picture: Jane Barlow
Scotland's Grace Reid in action at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Picture: Jane Barlow

The 19-year-old from Edinburgh made sure of a Team GB berth in Rio de Janeiro by finishing 14th in preliminaries to reach the semi-finals of the women’s individual three-metre springboard at the World Cup, currently being held in the Brazilian city.

British Swimming announced the Olympics place on its website, and tweeted: “14th place over all for #GraceReid that’s her first world level semi final secured. Total score of 298.05. Great job Grace!”

Reid will now be favourite to fill the berth in Rio in the summer but she must await official selection.

Scotland's Grace Reid has qualified for the Olympic Games. Picture: Jane Barlow

It would be her first Olympic Games but she already has two Commonwealth Games under her belt. She finished sixth for Scotland in the three-metre springboard at the Delhi Games in 2010 and fifth in the one-metre springboard at the Glasgow Games four years later.

Scotland's Grace Reid has qualified for the Olympic Games. Picture: Jane Barlow