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British Masters impress in 10m Platform at London 2016

British divers dominated the 10m Platform competition at the European Masters 2016 competition in London, winning 15 medals across eight age groups.

Michael Barnes of City of Leeds won his third gold medal of the European Champs with a controlled final dive that pushed Denmark’s Jimmi Andersen into second place. Competing in the 35-39yrs age group, Barnes scored 50.00 in the closing stages to finish on 287.95 with the Dane on 285.00. Maltby Diving Club’s Alan Bentham completed the podium scoring 240.10 for his third medal of the week.

Juan Gutierrez (Plymouth Diving) dominated the 45-49yrs age group to secure his second gold medal with 310.40. After also taking silver in the 3m Springboard, Gutierrez scored 67.20 on his final dive to storm to the top.

In the 50-54yrs age group, Shiraz Shamshudin of Amersham saw off his Dutch and Swedish rivals to take gold with 169.35 points. While in the 55-59yrs age group, Richard Dear (Waltham Forest Diving Club) and Tony Hunter (Southampton) were split by Sweden’s Bert Berg to take gold (219.10) and bronze (197.75) respectively.

Dennis Rowe (High Gate Diving Club) completed his golden hat-trick with a solid performance in the 65-69yrs age group, storming ahead to win with 214.20. While Peter Jewell just missed out on bronze finishing 0.4 behind Lithuania’s Kestutis Autukas in 154.30.

Elsewhere, Waltham Forest Diving Club’s Richard Flanagan took silver in the 25-29yrs age group by scoring 184.45, and Michael Kempson (Beaumont Diving Academy) added silver to his 1m Springboard bronze with 118.35 in the 60-64yrs age group.

In the women’s competition, Nicola Walker of City of Leeds added gold to her 1m Springboard bronze by finishing top with 198.25 in the 35-39yrs age group. Neeltje Stuurman (City of Sheffield) finished fourth with a score of 130.75.

Cambridge Dive Team’s Carolyn Gallery led all the way in the 45-49yrs age group to secure the gold with a final score of 198.85. This was her second medal of the Championships, having also won silver in the 3m Springboard.

Katie Bell (Dacorum Diving Club) added gold to her two springboard silvers after seeing off Germany’s Yvonne Kempson in the 50-54yrs age group. The pair were well matched, but a 46.20 in the second round meant Bell finished five points clear of the German to take the top spot with 187.35.

Jennifer Cluskey also completed her trio of gold medals with another consistent performance in the 65-69yrs age group. The Southend Diving athlete saw off Finland’s Marja Saloniu to finish top with 161.05.

British Masters diving at London 2016: Medal list

Take a look through all the British Masters diving medallists at the London 2016 European Aquatics Championships below:

Gold

  • Hayley Sage (Luton Diving Club / Beaumont) – 30-34 Years 1m Springboard – 245.10
  • Jennifer Cluskey (Southend Diving) – 65-69 Years 1m Springboard – 147.35
  • Hayley Sage (Luton Diving Club / Beaumont) – 30-34 Years 3m Springboard – 274.80
  • Jennifer Cluskey (Southend Diving) – 65-69 Years 3m Springboard – 159.20
  • Nicola Walker (City of Leeds) – 35-39 Years 10m Platform – 198.25
  • Carolyn Gallery (Cambridge Dive Team) – 45-49 Years 10m Platform – 198.85
  • Katie Bell (Dacorum Diving) – 50-54 Years 10m Platform – 187.35
  • Jennifer Cluskey (Southend Diving) – 65-69 Years – 161.05
  • Michael Barnes (City of Leeds) – 35-39 Years 1m Springboard – 281.35
  • Juan Gutierrez (Plymouth Diving) – 45-49 Years 1m Springboard – 329.95
  • Jim McNally (High Gate Diving Club) – 60-64 Years 1m Springboard – 188.60
  • Dennis Rowe (High Gate Diving Club) – 65-69 Years 1m Springboard  – 239.60
  • David Halley (MAC Dive Team) – 70-74 Years 1m Springboard
  • Michael Barnes (City of Leeds) – 35-39 Years 3m Springboard – 324.30
  • Jim McNally (High Gate Diving Club) – 60-64 Years 3m Springboard – 216.60
  • Dennis Rowe (High Gate Diving Club) – 65-69 Years 3m Springboard – 237.10
  • David Halley (MAC Dive Team) – 70-74 Years 3m Springboard – 122.90.
  • Michael Barnes (City of Leeds) – 35-39 Years 10m Platform – 287.95
  • Juan Gutierrez (Plymouth Diving) – 45-49 Years 10m Platform – 310.40
  • Shiraz Shamshudin (Amersham) – 50-54 Years 10m Platform – 169.35
  • Richard Dear (Waltham Forest Diving Club) – 55-59 Years 10m Platform – 219.10
  • Dennis Rowe (High Gate Diving Club) – 65-69 Years 10m Platform – 214.20

Silver

  • Katie Bell (Dacorum Diving Club) – 50-54 Years 1m Springboard – 174.85
  • Barbara Heathfield (Beaumont Diving Academy) – 55-59 Years 1m Springboard – 163.30
  • Carolyn Gallery (Cambridge Dive Team) – 45-49 Years 3m Springboard – 193.25
  • Katie Bell (Dacorum Diving Club) – 50-54 Years 3m Springboard – 178.80
  • Barbara Heathfield (Beaumont Diving Academy) – 55-59 Years 3m Springboard – 178.15
  • Naomi McBane (MAC Dive Team) – 40-44 Years 10m Platform – 211.95
  • Karen Carney (Darlington) – 60-64 Years 10m Platform – 153.65
  • Alan Bentham (Maltby Diving Club) – 35-39 Years 3m Springboard – 269.30
  • Juan Gutierrez (Plymouth Diving) – 45-49 Years 3m Springboard – 318.60
  • Richard Dear (Waltham Forest Diving Club) – 55-59 Years 3m Springboard – 251.55
  • Richard Flanagan (Waltham Forest Diving Club) – 25-29 Years 10m Platform – 184.45
  • Michael Kempson (Beaumont Diving Academy) – 60-64 Years 10m Platform – 118.35

Bronze

  • Nicola Walker (City of Leeds) – 35-39 Years 1m Springboard – 162.90
  • Naomi McBane (MAC Dive Team) – 40-44 Years 1m Springboard – 232.95
  • Joan Aldous (Southend Diving Club) – 75-79 Years 1m Springboard – 71.85
  • Naomi McBane (MAC Dive Team) – 40-44 Years 3m Springboard – 224.70
  • Karen Carney (Darlington) – 60-64 Years 3m Springboard – 119.70
  • Joan Aldous (Southend Diving Club) – 75-79 Years 3m Springboard – 82.00
  • Alan Bentham (Maltby Diving Club) – 35-39 Years 1m Springboard – 259.90
  • Richard Dear (Waltham Forest Diving Club) – 55-59 Years 1m Springboard – 219.00
  • Michael Kempson (Beaumont Diving Academy) – 60-64 Years 1m Springboard – 179.55
  • Peter Woodhams (Beaumont Diving Academy) – 65-69 Years 1m Springboard – 125.50
  • Shiraz Shamshudin (Amersham) – 50-54 Years 3m Springboard – 193.05
  • Peter Jewell (Dacorum Diving Club) – 65-69 Years 3m Springboard – 153.95
  • Alan Bentham (Maltby Diving Club) – 35-39 Years 10m Platform – 240.10
  • Tony Hunter (Southampton) – 55-59 Years 10m Platform – 197.75.
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