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McCrae seals third gold on final day in Sheffield

14 July 2013

Southend diver Alister McCrae secures his third gold on the final day of the British Gas National Age Group Diving Championships 2013, held at Ponds Forge in Sheffield.

It was a tight finish in the boys D 1m springboard final as all competitors finished with 5 points of each other. City of Sheffield diver Harrison Case clinched the first gold medal of the day scoring 165.00. Alfie Brown (Star diving) took home another medal of the competition finishing in second place (162.25) just shy of Case. Ben Cutmore (Cambridge Dive team) secured the bronze medal with a score of 161.50.

Maria Papworth (Crystal Palace) claimed gold in the girls C 3m springboard final (238.35). Papworths teammate Scarlett Mew Jenson added to the squads medal tally taking home silver (228.85). City of Sheffield diver Matilda Rhys-Kristensen took home her first medal of the competition finishing in third place with a score of 223.65.

Aston Queeley (City of Leeds) won gold in the boys B 1m springboard final after scoring 268.90 for his seven dives. Ben Carman (Beaumont diving) secured second place on the podium (256.00). Thomas Graham (Southampton) put in performance to take home the bronze medal with a score 247.65.

“I am really pleased with my performance this weekend, getting my third gold medal today has boosted my confidence for elites next year.” Alister McCraeSouthend diverAlister McCrae continued to shine during competition and claiming gold the boys A 3m springboard final (305.00)

“My main focus now is to work on a harder dive list for next year and ensure my dives stay consistent in competition.” - Alister McCrae

Finn Aubrey (West Wiltshire) secures the silver medal with a score of 294.70. Elliott Holdsworth (Bradford Espirit) showed commitment throughout his dive list to finish third and take home the bronze medal (282.95).

Katherine Kerr (Luton) added to her medal collection of the event taking home gold in the girls D platform final (131.35). Bradford Espirit diver Ella Foster clinched the second place with a score of 121.30. Cambridge diver Elora Graham stood in third on the podium after scoring 113.35 for her four dives.

Fern Hitchen (City of Sheffield) dived to victory in the girls A 3m springboard final scoring 305.10. Isobell Ruff (Crystal Palce) scooped the silver medal with a score of (291.45). Hitchens teammate and 3m synchro partner Catriona Fraser secured the bronze medal scoring 290.00 just behind Ruff.

Bradford Espirit diver Evie Webb sealed the gold medal in the girls b platform final (252.90). Crystal Palace divers took home the silver and bronze respectively, Ella Whiting (235.45) and Olivia Jones (229.95).

Noah Williams (Crystal Palace) claimed the final gold of the competition in the boys C 1m final scoring 228.65. Southend diver Conor Van Dal clinched his first medal of the competition finishing in second place (206.85) just ahead of Southampton diver Brandon Foster (206.35).

·         Photos from this event are available to view on Stillsport here

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