City of Sheffield top Boys C 3m in session fourJuly 9, 2016
City of Sheffield top Boys C 3m, while Connor West of Plymouth has his sights set on a golden hat trick after winning the Boys B 3m.
Frankie Curtis took a second gold for City of Sheffield in session four after winning the Platform yesterday, but he was chased all the way by team mate Issac Trueman-Marsden. Curtis took the gold with 235.30, just a fraction ahead of Trueman-Marsden who took silver with 235.25.
Curtis commented on his performance: “It feels good to have gold, I was quite nervous coming in to the competition because I’m not as consistent and the three metre as I am at Platform, but I’m happy I’ve done well.
“It helps competing at the home pool, because we’re used to spotting, we know what the boards are like, and so we can adjust these easily.
“Tomorrow morning I’ve got the one metre, which I’m really looking forward to.”
Hudson Lawrence took a third bronze for Southampton Diving, finishing with 219.95.
In the Girls B 1m, Rosie Wilson-Burrell of Harrogate Diving Club also took her club’s first medal, claiming the gold medal with 264.10.
Crystal Palace took the final two podium places, with last year’s 3m Champion Annabel Triggs taking silver with 256.55 and Eden Cheng securing the second medal for her club, scoring 246.65 for bronze.
Connor West continues form in session four
West secured his second gold medal of the competition for Plymouth. He scored 279.90 in the Boys B 3m event, finishing ahead of rivals from Sheffield and Albatross.
“It feels really great to get gold,” said West. “Especially after getting the gold yesterday as well, it feels amazing.
“I definitely pulled out the reverse two and a half today, after Ollie who came second did a really good front three and a half.
“The one metre tomorrow definitely isn’t my best or my favourite board, but after today I’m feeling pretty confident.”
Oliver Hoban of City of Sheffield took the silver after some strong dives helped him match West for most of the rounds. He finished on 276.40. Ollie Breach of Albatross followed up in third with 255.75.
In the Boys D Platform, 1m Synchro winner Leon Baker took his second gold, scoring 202.10 to top the podium for Southampton. His club mate, Milo French, took silver with 195.05 and Crystal Palace diver, Jack Jefford, took the bronze with 189.00.
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