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Dacorum's Maisie Kivlochan seals second National Age Group Championships title

Maisie Kivlochan sealed her second Swim England Diving National Age Group Championships title with a brilliant display at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge.

Less than 24 hours after winning gold in the Girls 14-18 Years 3m Synchro with Dacorum Diving Club team-mate, Katie Townsend, Kivlochan triumphed in the Girls 14-18 Years 1m competition.

And she did it in some style, leading the ranks after only the second dive and eventually winning by 22.65 points from her nearest rival.

She saved her best until last as her inward one-and-a-half somersaults was the only dive to score more than 50 points in the event to leave her with a total of 295.30.

Maisie Kivlochan with her coach Chris White

Kivlochan said: “I’m so so happy – it’s what I’ve worked for all year.

“I think my final dive was probably my best. I might be able to improve a few of my basics for next time but I’m just so happy.

“Fingers crossed for more medals.”

Silver for Saffron

City of Leeds Diving Club’s Saffron Butler held on to the silver medal after occupying second place following the third dive of the eight-round contest.

She finished with a score of 272.65 – 19.80 points ahead of Grace Connolly, of Luton Diving Club, who took the National Age Group Championships bronze medal on 252.85.

Romania’s Maria Marasescu, representing Plymouth Diving, won a commemorative bronze for her score of 262.35.

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