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Alfie Brown lifts platform gold on final day in Plymouth

Alfie Brown dominated the Group A Platform to win Elite Junior gold on the final day in Plymouth.

The Plymouth diver was competing in the top age group for the first time, having won Group B Platform gold 12 months ago.

Brown went on to finish fifth at last year’s European Junior Championships in Bergen last year, and looked in fine form again as he took control of the final.

He finished with 482.75 in his home pool, scoring 50 points more than nearest rival Brandon Foster (432.00) of Southampton. Local diver Josh Freeman (Plymouth Diving Club) was third with 359.00 points.

Ben Cutmore takes Group B title

Dive London’s Ben Cutmore lifted the Platform title in the Group B age group, improving from his bronze 12 months ago.

It took a huge effort on the final dive for Cutmore to claim gold, scoring 75.20 for his 5253B to leapfrog Sheffield’s Joseph Pashley into top spot.

Cutmore ultimately finished on 418.50 while Pashley took silver on 405.10.

The last of the boys’ gold medals went to Plymouth’s Zachery Anderson in the Group C 3m Springboard,

While he placed only fourth in the prelims, Anderson raised his game in the final, taking the title on 350.55.

Teammate Euan McCabe was second on 333.45 while Crystal Palace diver Jack Jefford (325.50) took bronze.

The girls’ Group C 3m went to Evie Smith as the Crystal Palace diver completed her hat-trick of springboard titles.

Having already won the 1m and 9-13 Yrs 3m Synchro crowns, Smith scored 324.40 after the final to finish the clean sweep.

Synchro partner Florence Summers joined Smith on the podium for silver on 319.40 while 1m silver medallist Jessie Millham (Southend) scored 315.40 for bronze.

Vincent and Bent Ashmeil win 1m golds

Victoria Vincent saved her best for the final day in Plymouth as she won Group A 1m Springboard gold.

The Plymouth diver has competed on the senior international stage from the Platform, winning the 2014 British title before finishing 10th at the Commonwealth Games for England later in the year.

But Vincent underlined her effectiveness from the springboard, scoring 383.90 after the final.

City of Bradford Esprit collected both silver and bronze as Holly Waxman (373.30) and Dominique Hinchliffe (353.90) joined Vincent on the podium.

Desharne Bent-Ashmeil made light work of her British Junior Elite debut, winning the Group B 1m title.

The Crystal Palace diver, who won Group C 1m gold at the Swim England Diving National Age Group Champs last season, scored 317.95 to top the podium.

Teammate Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix, bronze medallist in the Platform, took silver on 307.85 while Leeds’ Callie Eaglestone (303.15) claimed bronze.

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