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Katherine Torrance wins World Junior gold in Russia

Katherine Torrance pounced late to land Group A 1m Springboard gold at the World Junior Diving Championships 2016 in Kazan, Russia.

The City of Leeds diver scored 61.10 – the best score of the final – for her final dive to jump to top spot in the leaderboard.

Torrance ultimately took the title on 413.90, finishing just 0.85 ahead of Russia’s Tatiana Stepanova. Canada’s Olivia Chamandy took bronze on 399.95.

The English diver’s victory brought the British Diving team their first World Junior gold in an individual event since Olympic medallists Jack Laugher and Tom Daley both topped the podium in 2012.

It was also a second gold for the British team – and for Torrance – in Russia, after winning the Team Event on the opening day of competition.

City of Sheffield’s Millie Fowler also made the final in Russia, finishing ninth on 380.75.

Mew Jensen finished sixth in 1m Springboard

Crystal Palace’s Scarlett Mew Jensen was sixth in the Group B 1m Springboard.

The 14-year old finished the final on 329.45, missing out on the podium by less than 10 points.

Jordan Houlden and Anthony Harding also reached a springboard final in Russia.

City of Sheffield’s Houlden scored 515.95 to finish sixth in the Group A 3m Springboard while City of Leeds’ Harding was ninth on 510.75.

Harding teamed up with Leeds training partner Matty Lee to finish sixth in the 3m Synchro while Southampton’s Emily Martin was sixth in the Group B Platform.

Image credit: City of Leeds Diving Club Twitter

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