Laugher the seasoned veteran for Team EnglandMarch 24, 2018
Commonwealth Games ‘seasoned veteran’ Jack Laugher says he is looking forward to representing Team England for third time.
City of Leeds springboard specialist Laugher made his Commonwealth Games debut at the age of 15 when he competed in Delhi in 2010 – and then won two gold medals and a silver at Glasgow 2014.
- Date of Birth: 30/01/1995
- Club: City of Leeds Diving Club
- Coach: Adam Smallwood
- CWG: Made debut at Delhi 2010, won 1m & 3m Synchro gold and 3m silver at Glasgow 2014.
Laugher won the 1m individual event and then teamed up with partner Chris Mears to take the 3m synchronised crown in Glasgow.
He also added an individual silver medal to his tally in the 3m springboard competition.
Now the world and Olympic medallist insists he is really looking forward to heading out to Australia’s Gold Coast to defend those titles.
Third time at Commonwealths
The 23-year-old said: “It feels amazing to be representing Team England at the Gold Coast. We’re really happy and extremely proud.
“This will be my third time out at Commonwealth Games. Me and Chris Mears are seasoned veterans at representing Team England.
“We’re really looking forward to it. It’s going to be a really cool Games. It’s an amazing place and area- we’re really looking forward to going out there.”
Laugher and Mears made history at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio when they won Great Britain’s first-ever diving gold medal with victory in the 3m synchro event.
He followed that up with a silver medal in the individual 3m springboard.