Casper West makes it double gold on successful morning for Dive LondonJune 29, 2019
Casper West secured another gold medal for Dive London Aquatics Club on the third day of the Swim England Diving National Age Group Championships, winning the Boys 14-15 Years 3m.
West made an emphatic start with an inward one-and-a-half somersaults for 36.75 points.
He never slipped out of the top two positions and led through the last three dives, all of which earned him more than 40 points.
West’s penultimate dive – a back two-and-a-half somersaults – was his best of the day, scoring 47.60 points to contribute to his overall total of 272.45.
That was Dive London’s second gold of Saturday’s morning session, following Benjamin Bush’s win in the Boys 12-13 Years 3m.
West said: “I’m very proud, I think it was a really consistent performance, so I’m really happy about how I did.
“I don’t think I could’ve done much better. I’ve got the 1m tomorrow so that should be good, it would be nice to get another medal but I just want to have a nice relax and I guess we’ll see. My thoughts going into tomorrow are to do the same, keep it consistent.”
Coach Jodie Stratford added: “I feel a bit emotional, that’s the second one today for us, so it’s great, it’s amazing.”
Greig’s big finish for silver
City of Sheffield’s Nathaniel Greig wasn’t far behind, winning the silver medal with 268.55 points.
He closed with a back two-and-a-half somersaults for 47.60 points to win his second medal of the week, having claimed bronze in the Platform on Friday.
Star Diving Club’s Johannes Coetzee was third with 260.60 points, while Platform champion Declan Rogan was fourth.
Meanwhile, Southampton Diving Academy’s Oliver Cazaly won a commemorative silver medal.
The guest diver finished just behind champion West, with 272.30 points.
Photos: Will Johnston Photography