Crystal Palace youngster Corin Burrows Mackley dominates to win national titleJune 28, 2019
Corin Burrows Mackley led from start to finish as she claimed the Girls 9-11 Years 1m title at the Swim England Diving National Age Group Championships.
The Crystal Palace Diving Club competitor moved to the top of the standings with her opening dive – a forward one-and-a-half somersaults for 31.45 points.
She went on to have another three dives of 30 points or more – the only diver in the field to do so.
It was Burrows Mackley’s penultimate dive – an inward one-and-a-half somersaults – which stamped her authority, helping her to a dominant total of 163.80 points, more than 13 clear of her nearest rival.
She said: “I’m very happy to win gold. I’m in the 3m and 5m competitions as well – the 5m is my favourite out of the two.”
Crystal Palace coach, Zsofia Reisinger, said: “I’m proud and I’m sure her other coach Xinde is proud too.
“I’m looking after Corin while Xinde is at the European Championships. I’m excited for the next few competitions and I’m looking forward to seeing her dive and I think she will be good.”
Sheffield success continues
Etta Dodsworth delivered yet another medal for City of Sheffield, producing one of the most consistent performances to take silver with 150.50 points.
Dodsworth’s final dive – an inward one-and-a-half somersaults – was her best, yielding 33.00 points to fend off the challenge of those around her.
Natalie Barr produced a scintillating final dive to take home the bronze medal with 146.60 points.
Southampton Diving Academy’s Barr was fifth heading into her final dive, but scored 37.40 points with her most difficult dive – an inward one-and-a-half somersaults – to seal third place.