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Laugher claims second bronze of FINA Diving World Series

Jack Laugher won his second medal of the FINA Diving World Series as he claimed an individual bronze in the 3m Springboard.

But he admitted he would need to improve on his performance after not hitting his usual high standards with his final three dives of the competition in Sagamihara, Japan.

Olympic and Commonwealth champion Laugher, who won a bronze medal in the 3m Synchro alongside new partner Dan Goodfellow on the first day of the event, made a decent start to the individual final and was third at the halfway stage.

However, his final three dives had a high degree of difficulty and he was unable to close the gap on the Chinese duo of Siyi Xie and Yuan Cao.

Laugher finished with a total of 469.25 points.

He said: “I was really happy with the synchro with Dan – to come out at our first international and get a medal was really good.

“Individually, the first three were great but the last three not so much, but it’s a learning curve.

 Try and improve

“Nationals [last month] weren’t so good, so I wasn’t the normal confident Jack and I was a little bit more nervous.

“I’ve got Beijing next week and hopefully I’ll use what I’ve learnt today and move forward and do better.

“The goal will be to try and improve on those last three dives.”

Meanwhile, World Series debutant Ross Haslam was seventh in the 3m Springboard semi-final.

Lois Toulson and Matty Lee had to settle for sixth spot in the Mixed 10m Synchro, despite some impressive dives.

Their highlight was a score of 68.16 for their Inward 3 ½ Somersault Tuck (407C) in the penultimate round.

Toulson was also in action in the Women’s 10m Platform but finished fourth in her strong semi-final and narrowly missed out on a place in the final as only the top three progressed.

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