Bond and Jefford set new personal bests on way to second Camo Invitational golds

Maisie Bond and Jack Jefford both set new personal bests as they won their second gold medals at the Camo Invitational in Canada.

They followed up their successes on day one with more impressive performances as Swim England divers picked up three medals at the Claude Robillard Sports Complex in Montreal.

City of Sheffield’s Bond led from start to finish in the Girls’ C Platform competition but saved her best dive until last.

Her back two-and-a-half somersaults tucked from the 7m board earned her nines and ensured she smashed through the 300-point mark.

Bond’s total of 305.25 was 42.45 points ahead of Germany’s Lena Philin Schneider, who took the silver medal.

Jefford retained the Boys’ B 3m Springboard title he won at the Camo Invitational last year after setting new personal bests in both the preliminary round and final.

The Crystal Palace diver qualified from the preliminary round in second place with his score of 401.65 – which was 16.95 behind Germany’s Jonathan Schauer.

Brown bags bronze

Jefford then shattered that PB as he topped the podium with a total of 434.85 – 7.60 points clear of Schauer who had to be content with the silver.

His Swim England team-mates Robbie Lee, Milo French and Romano Wang finished sixth, joint seventh and 10th respectively.

Tilly Brown also claimed a medal for Swim England in the Girls’ B 1m Springboard.

She reached the final after qualifying in seventh spot with a total of 289.80.

But Brown put in a huge improvement on that score in the final as she won the bronze medal, just ahead of her Swim England team-mate Evie Smith.

Southampton diver Brown finished on 314.55 points – only 1.95 points adrift of Mexico’s gold medallist Ana Camyla Monroy and 1.1 behind Camo’s Amelie-Laura Jasmin, who was second.

Crystal Palace’s Smith was fourth with a score of 308.30, while City of Sheffield’s Jenna Davison was sixth on 298.60.