Laugher secures golden double
World Junior Champion Jack Laugher has made history on the penultimate day by winning gold in both Springboard events at the FINA World Junior Championships in Arizona.
Earlier in the competition the Harrogate diver, who is part of the British Diving Team, powered by British Gas, at the 18th FINA World Junior Diving Championships, became Britain’s first World Junior Champion since 1999.
Laugher added 3m Springboard gold to the 1m title he won on Friday and has become the first British Diver to win Double World Junior titles with his impressive performance in Arizona.
The Harrogate Diver went into the final ranked in first place with a lead of thirty points and he took to the 3m Springboard with confidence.
Laugher secured good scores throughout the rounds but left his best for last and scored a total of 78.00 points for his Front 2 ½ Somersaults 1 Twist Piked.
The Brit won his second gold medal with a total score of 483.60 points. Mexico’s Andres Villarreal Tudon won silver in 469.20 and Aisen Chen (China) took bronze in 460.50.
Laugher’s teammate Josh Dowd finished in sixth place with a score of 424.60.
Double World Junior Champion Jack Laugher (r) and Tom Daley (l) meet diving legend Greg Louganis
In the girl’s 10m Platform Megan Sylvester finished in eighth place with a total score of 376.70.
Oliver Dingley finished in 11th place in the 1m Springboard after finishing with a score of 462.95. Hannah Starling and Grace Reid took 257.31 points to secure eighth place in the 3m Synchro.
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