Crystal Palace continue winning streak on day three
13 July 2013
Crystal Palace divers continue their winning streak on day three of the British Gas National Age Group Diving Championships 2013 held at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.
Crystal Palace diver Ella Whiting opened the days events with a gold medal in the girls B 1m springboard scoring 251.05. Lucy Maurer (Star diving) secured second place on the podium with a score of 241.45. Whiting’s teammate Olivia Jones clinched the bronze medal with a score 237.15 after her seven dives.
The palace divers continued their winning streak as Noah Williams took home the gold in the boys C 3m springboard scoring 247.00. Bron Jenkinson (City of Sheffield) claimed the silver medal with a score of 211.55. Brandon Foster (Southampton) secured third place scoring 209.10.
Conor Lane (Southend)secured gold in the boys B 3m springboard (272.35). Beaumont diver Ben Carman scored 265.25 after his seven dives for the silver medal. Reece Davies (Plymouth) claimed the bronze medal with a score of 262.80.
Ben Cutmore (Cambridge dive team) added to his competition medal tally as he clinched gold in the boys D platform with a score of 168.05. Alfie Brown (Star diving) took home silver scoring 152.15. Southampton diver Angus Kerr secured his second medal of the competition taking home bronze (142.95).
“I am really happy with all my dives today, I had a few mishaps at the beginning but to win gold is great.” - Maddie Sweet The Crystal Palace squad dominated again on the boards in thegirls C 1m springboard securing all three spots on the podium. Maddie Sweet took gold with a score of 222.50, Maria Papworth claimed silver with 221.65 and Tia Monk dived for bronze (218.35).
“I don’t normally medal so to come third I am really pleased.” - Tia Monk
Amelia Connolly (Crystal Palace) also won victory in the girls D 3m springboard scoring 182.30 also taking home her second gold of the competition. Martha Clarke (City of Sheffield) secured silver with a score of 160.90. Luton’s Katherine Kerr claimed the bronze medal scoring 155.30.
Southend diver Alister McCrae dived for gold in the boys A platform scoring 277.45. West Wiltshire divers secured silver and bronze respectively. Finn Aubrey (260.15) and Oscar Lippiatt scored 252.90 to finish third.
The girls A platform saw some tough competition. Catriona Fraser (City of Sheffield) came victorious after seven dives scoring 279.05. City of Leeds diver Charlotte Fisher took home the silver medal with a score of 248.80. Isobell Ruff (Crystal Palace) clinched the final medal of the day finishing in third place with 246.35, just shy of Fisher.
· Photos from this event are available to view on Stillsport here