Noah Williams continues fine form with G Star goldMarch 22, 2017
Dive London’s Noah Williams continued his impressive 2017 with Group A+ Platform gold at the G Star competition in Leeds.
The 16-year old pulled off the biggest shock of the National Cup in February, winning both prelim and final of the men’s senior Platform.
And the British Junior Elite champion proved the performance was no flash in the pan by winning another domestic title in the North East.
While he finished fifth in the prelim, he held is own in a three-dive final, closing with 8s and 8.5s for his back 2 ½ somersaults, 1 ½ twists piked (5253B) to finish on 211.70.
Goodfellow claims silver while Mew Jensen doubles up on springboard
Olympic 10m Synchro bronze medallist Dan Goodfellow was narrowly denied the Group A+ 3m title in Leeds, finishing the three-dive final on 208.50 behind USA’s Greg Duncan (208.75).
Meanwhile, the girls’ top age group saw English champions in all three individual events. Williams’ Dive London teammate Scarlett Mew Jensen claimed the 1m and 3m double on 150.80 and 164.06 respectively.
City of Leeds’ Phoebe Banks took gold in the Platform, scoring 191.55 to finish ahead of Scotland’s National Cup champion Gemma McArthur (181.80).
Ben Cutmore among champions in younger age groups
Among the younger age groups, there was a double gold for Ben Cutmore, who was England Programmes Athlete of the Year for Diving in 2016.
The Luton diver’s 191.00 would have landed bronze in the oldest age group and was plenty good enough for gold in Group B while he doubled up with 186.20 in the 3m.
City of Bradford Esprit’s Holly Waxman was a double champion in the Group B age group, collecting the 1m and 3m Springboard titles.
Southampton Dive Academy’s Robbie Lee and Plymouth’s Zachery Anderson repeated the same springboard double in the boys’ Group C and Group D competitions respectively.
- Click here for full results from the G Star 2017 on Dive Recorder.