Grace Reid, an Olympic Dream

Applied Sport Science Student Grace Reid will be aiming to build on her performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics, where she reached the final of 3m Springboard event, with the dream of becoming the first Scottish athlete to win a Olympic diving medal.

Success on the World Stage

Grace broke onto the world stage as the youngest member of Team Scotland at 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, at age 14.  Since then, she has gone on to compete at two further Commonwealth Games, in Glasgow in 2014 and in the Gold Coast in 2018, where she became the first woman to win a Commonwealth diving gold for Scotland. She has also become an established member of the British diving team. 

The Olympic diving competition will take place at the newly constructed Tokyo Aquatics Centre in the Tatsumi-no-Mori Seaside Park, with Grace competing in the women's 3m springboard and women's 3m synchro (with Kat Torrance).

Olympic diving schedule (external site)

After such a challenging and unusual year it’s such a relief to be heading to the Games this summer. I think because of all the hurdles I’ve had to overcome to get to this stage, these Games will be extra  special and I’m so excited to get out there and have some fun with the best athletes in the world!

Individual Performance Programme

During her time based in Edinburgh, Grace was part of the University's Individual Performance Programme (IPP), which supports our very best student athletes who compete in an individual capacity to succeed in both sport and studies. 

Earlier this year we spoke to Grace about her experience of being part of the IPP.

Video: Grace Reid IPP2021
Former IPP Athlete and European Championships and Commonwealth Games Gold Medal winner, Grace Reid, talks about her experience of the University of Edinburgh Individual Performance Programme.

Other notable performances

2017 World Championships

  • Silver medal in the Mixed 3m Synchro, alongside Tom Daley
  • Furth in the Women's 3m Springboard category
  • Fifth, with Kat Torrance, in the 3m Synchro. 

2018 European Aquatics Championships

  • Gold medal in the Women's 3m Springboard
  • Silver medal in the Mixed 3m Synchro
  • fourth in the Women's 3m Synchro

2019 World Championships

  • Fourth in the Mixed 3m Synchro
  • Fifth in the Women's 3m Synchro
  • Eighth in the 3m Springboard event.

2019 FINA Diving World Series

  • Gold medal in the Mixed 3m Synchro, with Tom Daley, at London's Aquatics Centre. 

Further information

  • Performance Sport at Edinburgh
  • The Individual Performance Programme