Meet The Team - Jack Laugher
Get to know Jack Laugher. Read his tweets, view images, watch videos of him in action and being interviewed, check how his Olympic rivals compare and much more.
City of Leeds Diving Club
3m Springboard on 6 & 7 August
Did you know?
- Jack considers Canadian rival Alex Despatie as one his biggest sporting inspirations.
- Jack is currently taking Maths, Chemistry, Physics and PE for his AS levels at Ripon Grammar School.
- Away from the pool he likes to listen to drum 'n bass or hip hop music while his favourite meal is Chicken Madras curry.
Jack announced himself as one to watch at the 2010 World Junior Championships where he scooped double gold in 1m and 3m Springboard, having achieved the same result at the European Junior Championships a matter of weeks earlier in the season. He made his Commonwealth debut in the same season in Delhi, finishing 11th in the 3m Springboard and seventh with Oliver Dingley in the 3m Synchro. He made impressive progress in his first full senior season last year, winning his first British Championship title from the 3m Springboard before finishing eighth in the same event at his first World Championships in Shanghai. Jack has carried his form into 2012, finishing eighth at the World Cup in London, sixth at the European Championships in Eindhoven, then defending his British title to qualify for his first Olympic Games.