Mew Jensen and Harper land first British medal in BergenJune 28, 2017
Scarlett Mew Jensen and Yasmin Harper won Great Britain’s first medal at the European Junior Diving Championships 2017 in Bergen.
The English duo scored 246.48 in the 3m Synchro to clinch bronze behind pairs from Russia (275.40) and Switzerland (249.00).
The result brought 15-year old Mew Jensen (Dive London) her second European Junior medal, having won silver in the same event in 2015.
In contrast, 16-year old City of Sheffield diver Harper is making her European Junior debut in Norway.
The pair have been two of the top women’s junior performers on the domestic stage this season.
Harper won silver behind Mew Jensen in the Group A 3m Springboard at the British Junior Elites in April.
The duo then combined to win the British 3m Synchro title in June, impressing in their first synchronised competition together.
They added another four points to their tally from the British Champs in Bergen, breaking 55 points for both their third and fifth efforts.
Their final dive, a forward 2 ½ somersaults, 2 ½ twists piked scored 55.80, moving them from fourth into the medal positions.
Brown and Cheng make individual finals
Plymouth’s Alfie Brown and Crystal Palace diver Eden Cheng both made individual finals in Norway.
Brown improved one place on his result from 12 months ago as he finished sixth in the Group B 1m Springboard, finishing on 357.90.
Meanwhile, European Junior debutante Cheng scored 318.55 to finish eighth in the Group B 3m Springboard.
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