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Dixon dives for gold in Leeds

29th March 2013

Matthew Dixon (Plymouth) put in an outstanding performance on the platform as he took home the gold medal in the boys (C) platform final with a score of 384.50, 0.5 under the Eurpoean Junior standard for his next age group.

Anthony Harding (City of Leeds) took second place on the podium with 297.25. Owen Harrison (Cambridge) clinched the bronze (282.25).

I have been really focusing on my entries, line ups and my posture in training.

Dixon said: “My platform dives went really well today. I have been really focusing on my entries, line ups and my posture in training.”

City of Leeds diver Yona Knight-Wisdom (guest) defended his Elite Junior title in the boys (A) 1m springboard final scoring more than 40 points over last year’s record (502.25).

Josh Dowd (Leeds City College Aquatics) dived into joint podium position with a score of 471.50. Freddie Woodward (City of Sheffield) took home the silver medal with a score of 469.50. Daniel Goodfellow won the bronze medal and increased by 30 points on last year’s bronze title (457.30).

Lydia Rosenthall (City of Leeds) dived for her second gold medal of the competition scoring 352.60 in the girls (B) 3m springboard final. Rosenthall’s teammate Lois Toulson claimed the silver medal with a score of 340.80. Katherine Torrance (Crystal Palace) took home the bronze (313.25).

Matty Lee (City of Leeds) took the gold medal in the boys (B) platform final with a score of 377.75.

Lee commented: “I felt like my preliminary dives didn’t go to well but after every dive in the final I felt confident and kept my chin up.”

City of Bradford diver William Hallam took silver with 372.80 and Elliot Beeden (City of Sheffield) took third place on the podium scoring 352.70.

Southampton diver Georgie Wingrove claimed the Elite Junior title in the girls (A) 1m final with a score of 377.50. Crystal Palace divers, Amber Sheppard (357.15) and Jessica Riley (349.15) took home the silver and bronze medal.

Plymouth’s Victoria Vincent put in a strong performance in the girls (C) 3m springboard final as she stood on the top of the podium after her three rounds (333.60). Channein Lancaster (City of Sheffield) dived just shy of Vincent with a score of 321.25. Amy Read (City of Leeds) took home the bronze medal (263.20).

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