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British divers sign off from Montreal

2 May 2011

Jenny Cowen impressed on the last day of competition at the FINA Grand Prix in Montreal with a strong performance in the women’s 10m Platform final.

Cowen secured her highest international score of 317.45 in the semi-final and qualified for the final after finishing third.

The City of Leeds diver performed consistently throughout the final and scored 8s on her first four dives. She dropped marks on her Back 2 ½ Somersaults piked but this didn’t stop her from securing her highest international score.

Cowen finished with a total of 341.00 and took fifth place. Her score put her just one point behind European champion Noemi Batki in the final.

Jack Laugher and Oliver Dingley finished in sixth place in the final of the Men’s 3m Synchro. The young divers are making their breakthrough onto the senior circuit and with a steady performance they are learning from the experience.

Laugher and Dingley scored well on their required dives and they scored consistently throughout the other rounds. In the fourth round they missed one of their hardest dives which was the Inward3 ½ Somersaults tucked.

But they didn’t let this shake them and they finished with their Front 3 ½ Somersaults piked and secured a total of 71.61 points. Their final score was 341.91.

The women’s 10m Synchro saw Jenny Cowen and Brooke Graddon finish in 8th place with a total score of 249.30. Their optional dives were strong but they dropped some points on their harder dives which meant they fell down the leaderboard.

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