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English divers lift 7 Nations title in Edinburgh

England’s elite junior divers secured a third consecutive team win for Great Britain at the 7 Nations Youth Diving Meet 2016 in Edinburgh this weekend.

Divers competed against their peers from Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France, Norway and Sweden at the Royal Commonwealth Pool – the home of diving at the 2014 Commonwealth Games – on the 1m and 3m springboards in both individual and synchronised events.

Jordan Houlden wins double gold

Jordan Houlden, who was named ASA England Programmes diver of the year in 2015, won gold in the Boys’ 1m Springboard.

The City of Sheffield diver finished with a score of 468.90, over 20 points clear if the next places diver, and posted his best score with a with a Reverse 2 1/2 Somersault Tuck (69.00).

City of Leeds’ Anthony Harding was also in medal winning form as he picked up bronze with a total of 468.90.

Houlden and Harding stepped on to the podium for a second time after finishing first and second respectively in the Boys A 3m event.

Houlden secured his highest score of the Meet – 76.50 – with his final Forward 2 1/2 Somersault 2 Twist Pike and took gold with a total of 556.85. Harding scored 531.40 for silver.

In the Boys B 3m Springboard, Southend Diving’s Tyler Humphreys took gold after posting a final score of 429.90.

Millie Haffety secures hat-trick of medals

Millie Haffety started her 7 Nations Diving campaign by securing bronze in Girls A 1m Springboard. Her final dive, an Inward 1 1/2 Somersault Pike, scored 49.20 and helped her seal the final place on the rostrum with a total of 372.60

Haffety went on to win her second medal of the weekend – this time gold – in the 3m event. Her penultimate Forward 2 1/2 Somersault 1 Twist Pike scored 58.50 and helped her seal victory with a total of 426.85.

The City of Sheffield diver was joined on the podium by teammate Millie Fowler, who took bronze with a total of 389.00 points.

Victoria Vincent (Plymouth Diving) and Emily Bearpark (City of Leeds) finished first and second In the B event after scoring 327.35 and 320.40 respectively. Vincent also took gold in the Girls B event with an overall total of 384.30.

Following their individual successes, Fowler and Haffety teamed up to take the top spot in the 3m synchro event.

The Sheffield duo saved their best dive for last, posting a score of 61.56 for their Inward 2 1/2 Somersault Tuck and taking their overall total to 266.46

  • Click here for full results from the 7 Nations Youth Diving Meet 2016 on Dive Recorder
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