British divers win Team Event gold at World Juniors in KazanNovember 28, 2016
British Diving kicked off their World Junior Championship campaign in perfect style with gold in the Team Event in Kazan.
Noah Williams, Katherine Torrance, Jordan Houlden and Owen Harrison were representing the Brits in the Team event.
And the all-English quartet scored 335.45 to top the podium in the first event of the Championships.
Williams (Dive London) and Torrance (City of Leeds) dived first, scoring 51.70 for their synchronised forward 1 ½ somersaults, 1 twist (5132D) from the 1m board.
City of Sheffield’s Houlden then landed an inward 2 ½ somersaults with tuck (405C), also from 1m, for 69.75.
Williams and Torrance added another 67.20 for a synchronised back 2 ½ somersaults with tuck (205C), this time from 3m.
Houlden puts Brits in pole position
Houlden’s second dive put the Brits in pole position with one round to go. He scored 74.80 for his inward 3 ½ somersaults with tuck (407C) from 3m.
City of Sheffield’s Owen Harrison then sealed the gold with 72.00 for an armstand back double somersault, 1 ½ twists (6243D).
MEDAL ALERT: GOLD ?for GBR in the Team Event to the kick off our @fina1908 World Junior Diving Champs in ?? #GoGBRpic.twitter.com/8WvNRIM5Yd
— British Swimming (@britishswimming) November 28, 2016
Mexico took silver on 321.75 while China won bronze on 320.95.
Houlden and Torrance were part of the British quartet who won bronze in the same event at this year’s European Junior Championships in Rijeka, Croatia.
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