Gold for Lee in Poland
5th July 2013
Matty Lee followed in the footsteps of his team mate Alicia Blagg by winning gold in the 3m Springboard at the European Junior Championships in Poland.
The 15-year dominated his prelim and repeated the feat in the final and he saved his best for his final dive. Lee scored 68.60 for his Back 2 ½ Somersaults tucked to take his victory.
The City of Leeds diver won with a total of 458.65 points.
Next in the pool was the girls’ 1m Springboard and Shanice Lobb made her way onto the podium to increase the British Gas GBR Diving Team’s medal tally.
Lobb (15) scored consistently in the final and won her bronze medal with a score of 318.10.
The next medal of the day came in the 3m Synchro as Francesca Del Celo and Grace Reid fought back to stand on the podium.
Del Celo and Reid scored highest in the penultimate round with their Reverse 2 ½ Somersaults tucked and finished with 262.56 points.