Anthony Harding claims third straight 3m titleApril 4, 2018
City of Leeds’ Anthony Harding was in a league of his own as he landed the British Junior Elite Group A 3m Springboard title for the third straight year.
Harding scored 530.35 after the final in Plymouth, retaining the title he won in both 2016 and 2017.
Harding finished more than 50 points clear of the field after the final, sealing gold with 83.60 for the last dive of the final – a forward 4 ½ somersaults with tuck (109C).
Dive London one-two in Group B 3m
There was a Dive London one-two in the Group B age group as yesterday’s 3m Synchro champions Tyler Humphreys and Ben Cutmore returned to the podium.
Humphreys took the title, improving from his silver from his first year in the Group B age group 12 months ago.
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The 15-year old scored 434.65 after the final with Cutmore taking silver on 417.60.
The other boys’ event decided on day two in Plymouth was the Group C 1m Springboard, with another English diver taking the title.
City of Sheffield’s Harrison Hartley scored 312.50 to claim gold ahead of Southampton pair Leon Baker (312.50) and Milo French (307.80).
Eden Cheng wins Platform title
Eden Cheng marked her first Junior Elites as a Group A diver with platform gold in Plymouth.
The Crystal Palace diver won European Junior gold in the Group B age group last season, and impressed on her step up to the senior age group.
Carrying over 166.65 from the prelims, Cheng finished the final with 383.05. Southampton’s Emily Martin – who ranked eighth in this event 12 months ago – won silver on 371.05 while Crystal Palace’s Amelia Connolly (348.95) took bronze.
There was more English success in the youngest age group as Crystal Palace’s Evie Smith won 1m gold.
Having won the 9-13 Yrs 3m Synchro title on the opening day of competition, Smith scored 283.60 to win her second gold. Southend’s Jessie Millham was second on 281.85 while Sheffield’s Maisie Bond took bronze on 281.15.
Scotland’s Clara Kerr won the only other gold of the day in the Group B Platform, scoring 314.00. Crystal Palace’s Josie Zillig won silver on 300.55 while Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix took bronze on 299.20.