CLECKHEATON diver Lois Toulson won Great Britain's first medal of the FINA World Championships in Budapest.

With City of Leeds clubmate Matty Lee alongside her, Toulson took silver in the mixed ten-metre synchro event in Hungary's capital.

The pair moved up from sixth with some consistent dives and really showed their skill in the fourth round with a score of 76.80 for their inward three-and-a-half somersaults tucked.

Lee and Toulson concluded the competition with 79.68 points on their back two-and-a-half somersaults one-and-a-half twists piked and finished with a total of 323.28 points.

Toulson said: "It was amazing to win that silver. We're a really good partnership, we both train in the same place and we're really good friends, which really helps."

Lee added: "We feel really good right now. China are so strong and it's tough to beat them but we knew we just had to keep calm and focus on ourselves. It feels so great to win that silver medal."

Gold went to Chinese duo Qian Ren and Junjie Lian with a score of 352.98, with bronze won by Rae Kim Mi and Myong Hyon II (North Korea) with 318.12.

Meanwhile, Tonia Couch and Toulson finished the ten-metre synchro final in seventh, having improved their performance from the preliminaries and scored 300.48.

Their final dive was their best scoring as they secured 72.96 points for their back two-and-a-half somersaults one-and-a-half twists piked.

Couch said: "This is my seventh World Championships and I've done synchro with Stacey Powell, Sarah Barrow and now little Lois.

"She's been absolutely amazing and I love her to bits. I love diving with her.

"I felt we dived pretty well. I think the scoring was hard for everyone, which makes it fair.

"I felt like we've come away from the final a lot happier than we did this morning."

Toulson added: "We've definitely improved on this morning but we are happy with the performance overall.

"I've learnt a lot from both competing with Matty and winning silver and then obviously with Tonia this evening."

Katherine Torrance of City of Leeds became the first woman to make a one-metre springboard final since clubmate Rebecca Gallantree in 2009 after impressing in the preliminaries.

Torrance finished eighth with 255.60, scoring 54.60 for her front two-and-a-half somersaults piked to help secure her final spot.

* FORMER Bradford Esprit member Ruby Bower (City of Leeds) finished second on her senior Grand Prix debut with Phoebe Banks in the women's ten-metre synchro at Bolzano in Italy.

The host nation won via Noemi Batki and Chiara Pellacani with a score of 272.34. Bower and Banks totalled 268.20, with Japan pair Haruka Enomoto and Hana Kaneto third on 263.85.