Jack Laugher broke through in 2009 as he claimed Platform silver at the British Gas Diving Championships then gold in the same event at the British Junior Elite Championships.
The following season, Laugher made his mark in the springboard events, winning World and European Junior titles from 1m and 3m before making his Commonwealth debut, finishing 11th in the 3m Springboard in Delhi.
He lifted his first British title as a 16-year old in 2011, then impressed with a cool head on his World Championship debut, reaching the final before finishing eighth overall.
Another final appearance followed at 2012’s FINA World Cup at London Aquatics Centre before Laugher defended his British 3m title then made his Olympic debut in the same event at London 2012.
After winning two golds and a silver at the 2012 World Junior Championships, Laugher enjoyed another successful season in 2013, collecting a third straight British title then finishing 16th in the 3m at the World Championships in Barcelona.
In 2014, Laugher truly announced himself as a world contender, winning three consecutive World Series medals in Moscow, Windsor and Monterrey before claiming 3m Springboard bronze at the FINA World Cup in Shanghai then two golds and a silver for England at his second Commonwealth Games.