Silver for Haslam and Reid as divers sign off from Austria
15th July 2012
The British Gas GBR Diving Team finished second in the overall medal table at the European Junior Diving Championships after securing a total of seven medals.
Throughout the five-day competition in Graz, the Brits scooped three gold medals with a number of the country’s best young divers stepping up to be recognised.
Grace Reid and Ross Haslam increased their medal tally after both won silver medals to draw the British Gas GBR Diving Team’s European Junior campaign to an end.
The 3m final was about who could hold their nerve and with the two front runners in the competition falling away in the final round Reid capitalised on their mistake to take her second European Junior medal.
Reid finished the competition with a total of 419.30 to take her place on the second step of the podium.
Haslam scored a series of 9s on his way to silver in the Platform but really excelled when he performed his Front 2 ½ Somersaults 1 Twist piked. He scored a total of 78.30 for that dive and finished with a score of 460.30 just five points off gold.
Lydia Rosenthall just missed out on a medal in the 3m Springboard after finishing fourth with a total score of 350.25.
The boys A Platform saw Daniel Goodfellow finish in sixth place with a total of 470.10. While Joshua Dowd took joint eighth place overall in the 1m Springboard with a score of 445.45.