Connor West doubles up on final day of NAG DivingJuly 9, 2017
Plymouth Diving’s Connor West secured his second gold medal and third medal overall in the Boys A 3m.
West, who won gold yesterday in the Boys A 1m, looked favourite to win after the first three rounds. However he was challenged all the way by Albatross Diving’s Finlay Cook. The final round saw West hold on to his lead by less than a point to take the title. He won with 339.30.
“It feels amazing to get gold, especially after the one in the 1m yesterday. Really happy with my performance today. I thought Finn [Finlay Cook] had it, but I obviously did enough in that last round to take the win.
“I want to thank my coach for putting me through all the hard work and family for cheering me on.”
Cook just fell short of the gold, but took silver with 338.65. Southampton’s William Osbourne took his second bronze of the competition, finishing on a score of 312.30.
Maisie Bond makes it two with Platform gold
City of Sheffield’s Maisie Bond also claimed her second gold of the competition, adding the Girls D Platform title to her 1m Springboard title on day two. She was nine points ahead of second place, finishing with a score of 197.45.
Freya Kelly of Star Diving Club was next on the podium. She put in a great performance to finish the event on 188.30. Hannah Newbrook followed up for bronze. The Dive London diver scored 169.90.
Geggus adds gold to his tally
Todd Geggus seemed to draw on his experience from the Boys D 3m Springboard event on day two. The Southend diver confirmed his 1m Springboard title after his execution of the inward one and a half somersaults tucked. He finished with a total score of 174.55.
Selim Karim Rogers claimed his second silver medal of the competition with 167.45 and Patrick Hanlon of Star Diving added a second bronze to his tally with 165.65.
Brook wins gold in Girls’ B Platform
Sasha Brook of Southend Diving secured her second gold of the competition, adding the Girls’ B Platform title on the final day. Although her final dive didn’t come out quite as planned, her consistent diving in the required dives was enough to carry her to victory. She finished with a total score of 211.80.
Elora Graham of Cambridge Dive Team won silver with 208.55. Plymouth’s Maria Marasescu was the bronze medal winner with 204.10.
City of Sheffield take Dawdon Shield Trophy
The Dawdon Shield Trophy for the best performing club was awarded to City of Sheffield diving. Southampton Diving Academy were second and Crystal Palace third. The Margret Davis Trophy was awarded to Nigel Mills for Coach of the Year.
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