City of Sheffield take double gold in session sevenJuly 10, 2016
City of Sheffield take double gold thanks to Maisie Bond and Bron Jenkinson, while Crystal Palace won the Dawdon Shield Team Trophy for the best overall team performance.
Jenkinson was a good distance ahead of the competition after the sixth round of dives, and the Sheffield diver nailed his last two rounds to finish with 332.55, 17 points ahead of second.
He commented: “Winning gold is one of the most incredible feelings ever, I didn’t know where I was until I saw the score on the results board, it was incredible to find out I’d won it.
“I had no idea where I was, and I was so nervous when I got on the board for the front three and a half, but when I hit that water…I was celebrating so hard under the water.
“I’m not sure what is next, I might be giving it (diving) up, but I might carry on until next year. That gold might just have given me the confidence to stay for another year.”
Maisie Bond took gold in the Girls D Platform after some fantastic dives saw her finish almost 19 points ahead of second place, topping the podium with 176.55.
Southend’s Jessie Millham took silver with 157.30 and Freya Kelly of Star Diving took the bronze with 155.50.
Eden Cheng takes second gold
Cheng of Crystal Palace secured her third medal of the competition, receiving the gold for her performance in the Girls B Platform. She took the win with a score of 260.55.
Cheng was joined on the podium by club mate Annabel Triggs who secured bronze with 229.30. Southend’s Marney Easen completed the podium, taking silver with 256.45.
In the Boys B 1m, it was another victory for Crystal Palace, with Jack Jefford taking a second gold for the club for his score of 197.90.
Harrison Hartley of Sheffield was second with 185.90 and Leon Baker of Southampton Diving took bronze with 184.60.
Crystal Palace were presented with the Dawdon Shield Team Trophy for the performances of their divers, winning 15 medals overall.
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