Chloe Johnson's bronze headlines challenging day for GB in KazanJune 29, 2019
Chloe Johnson won bronze for Great Britain on the penultimate day of the European Junior Diving Championships.
It proved the highlight of a challenging day for the GB team, which has enjoyed plenty of success already in Kazan.
Spendolini-Sirieix had qualified from the Girls B Platform preliminary round in second place with 333.80 points, while Johnson was third in the morning session with 325.80.
The evening session began well for both divers, as Spendolini-Sirieix opened with a forward three-and-a-half somersaults in a pike position for 63.00 points, while Johnson’s inward two-and-a-half somersault in a tuck position earned her 52.65 points.
But one lacklustre dive apiece – Johnson’s third and Spendolini-Sirieix’s second – proved decisive.
Johnson did just enough to pip her fellow Brit to the bronze, with Spendolini-Sirieix less than four points adrift in fourth.
Regardless, the latter still had plenty to celebrate this week, having won silver in the mixed team event and gold in the Synchronised Platform.
Frustration for boys
The Boys B 3m Springboard told a similar story for Brits Leon Baker and Nathan Bull.
They were third and seventh respectively in the preliminary round, but the final proved a source of frustration.
Baker was seventh with 384.60 points, while Bull was a spot back in eighth with 376.60.
Meanwhile, a day after winning his first ever individual European medal, Oliver Crompton narrowly missed the chance to win another, as he teamed up with Aidan Heslop in the Boys Synchronised 3m.
The pair were in second position heading into their third dive, but couldn’t keep pace with the teams from Germany and Belarus.
Crompton and Heslop finished fourth, less than four points off the podium places.