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Fisher-Eames fights back to win second national age group gold

Jorden Fisher-Eames sealed his second gold medal of the Swim England Diving National Age Group Championships, winning the Boys 9-11 Years Platform with his final dive.

The Luton Diving Club athlete, who teamed up with Alfie Whytock to win 1m Synchro gold earlier in the week, was in top spot until he was overtaken by Plymouth’s Oliver Heath on the penultimate dive.

Fisher-Eames began the final round with a forward two-and-a-half somersaults, picking up the highest score of the event – 44.40 points.

That set his rivals a target of 182.40 points, but he wouldn’t be beaten.

Heath could only manage 30.45 with his final dive – a reverse one-and-a-half somersaults – to take the silver medal with 171.85 points.

A surprised Fisher-Eames said: “I’m very happy. I didn’t think I’d get gold because in training it was a bit off, but I pulled it back.

“I’ve got one more competition tomorrow so I’m hoping for the same, but I’ll just try my best and relax.

“My coach is really nice, she makes us work hard and she gets us to do what we need to.

“I’m friends with Alfie Whytock, who won gold yesterday. I was happy for him and I haven’t seen him yet, but I’m sure he’ll be happy for me too.”

Heath picked up his second silver in as many days, having been beaten to the 3m title on Friday.

City of Sheffield’s Archie Biggin won bronze, with a total of 162.85 points.

Photos: Will Johnston Photography

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