Katherine Torrance wins first individual national crown

Katherine Torrance won her first individual domestic title with 1m Springboard gold at the British National Cup in Plymouth.

The 18-year old put in a consistent round of dives to score 261.90 and finish ahead of defending champion Grace Reid (249.05) and Millie Fowler (245.50).

Torrance came into the competition as World Junior champion after winning gold less than three months ago in Kazan.

Rio 2016 Olympian Reid, who had already won the Mixed 3m Synchro title with Tom Daley in Plymouth, led after three dives, with Torrance 18 points behind.

But a dropped dive from Reid in the fourth round left the door open for the teenager. And Torrance duly obliged in the fifth round, receiving her highest score of 59.80 for her forward 2 ½ somersaults piked to capture the title.

Happy to get my first individual British title

“I’m ecstatic,” said Torrance. “This is my first individual British title so I’m really happy to get it.

“To be 1m junior world champion brought a bit of pressure but I’m glad I got it in the end.

“Front is probably my favourite and I finish on it. It goes well a lot of the time so it’s a good banker dive to do last.

“Training has been going well. I’m not one to feel too confident before a competition but I definitely thought it’s an opportunity so let’s try and go get it.”

Torrance’s only other senior national title was 3m Synchro gold at the 2014 National Cup in Southend.

Women’s 1m Springboard Results

1Katherine Torrance
(City of Leeds)
2Grace Reid
3Millie Fowler
(City of Sheffield)
4Lydia Rosenthall
(City of Leeds)
5Millie Haffety
(City of Sheffield)
6Scarlett Mew Jensen
(Dive London)
7Fern Hitchen
(City of Sheffield)
8Emily Bearpark
(City of Leeds)
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