Laugher collects junior gold on final day in Leeds
30th March 2013
British champion Jack Laugher won gold in the boys (A) 3m springboard final on the last day of the British Gas Elite Junior Diving Championships 2013 in Leeds.
Finishing more than 100 points clear of the field, City of Leeds diver Laugher scored 631.50 for victory ahead of Freddie Woodward (City of Sheffield) on 526.70 and Josh Dowd (City of Leeds) on 521.70.
The inward was amazing - I have never hit it that well in competition before.
Competing as a guest entry for Jamaica, City of Leeds' Yona Knight-Wisdom finished second on the day on 526.75.
But having also claimed his third consecutive British 3m title earlier in the season, Laugher admitted he was now turning his attention towards competing internationally later in the season.
“The inward dive was absolutely amazing I have never hit it that well in competition before, getting 90 points today has really helped me boost my confidence for bigger competitions coming up this year," said Laugher.
“Getting 91 points in my front dive was amazing to, after my 93 points in Plymouth this year getting over 90 again here is amazing and I am really happy with my performance this weekend.”
Matty Lee (City of Leeds) won his third gold of the competition in the boys (B) 1m Springboard final with a score of 387.40. Jordan Houlden won the silver medal (354.35) and Kyle Kothari claimed the bronze with 339.60.
British 10m platform bronze medallist Georgia Ward dived to victory in the girls (A) platform final with a score of 417.50. It was close competition between the Southampton divers, Sarah White and Georgie Wingrove taking home the silver and bronze medal, White (375.25) and Wingrove (372.20).
Victoria Vincent (Plymouth) took home another gold medal from the competition in the girls (C) 1m final scoring 297.60. Channein Lancaster (City of Sheffield) secured a silver medal with 292.50 and Phoebe Banks (City of Leeds) clinched the bronze medal with a score of 244.35.
Matthew Dixon (Plymouth) sprung to victory once again in the boys (C) 3m final with a score of 347.15. City of Leeds diver Anthony Harding took silver with 311.55 and Owen Harrison claimed the bronze medal with a score of 281.40.
City of Leeds divers Lydia Rosenthall and Lois Toulson sealed the final gold and silver medal of the competition in the girls (B) platform, scoring 353.65 and 345.70 respectively. Gemma McArthur (Southampton) took third place on the podium with a score of 308.70.
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