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Maria Papworth wins 3m gold at Junior Elites

Maria Papworth claimed the Group A 3m Springboard on the penultimate day of the British Junior Elite Championships in Plymouth.

The Dive London diver overcame teammate and defending champion Scarlett Mew Jensen to take the title on 425.85.

Mew Jensen, who won silver at January’s British Championships, was second on 405.25. City of Bradford Esprit’s Holly Waxman took bronze with 401.05.

Victory gave Papworth just her second individual title at Junior Elite level, having won the Group B 1m crown two years ago.

Josie Zillig wins Group B crown

Crystal Palace diver Josie Zillig went one better than her Platform silver yesterday as she claimed the Group B 3m title.

Zillig, who also won the Platform Synchro title on the opening day in Plymouth, was only competing at her second Junior Elites, having made her debut last year.

But the 14-year old proved she is more than capable of matching her domestic rivals, scoring 342.45 to take gold.

City of Leeds’ Callie Eaglestone won silver on 338.35 while Sheffield’s Richelle Houlden took bronze on 317.15. Both divers are stepping up to Group B competition for the first time this season.

The Group C Platform event went to City of Leeds’ Chloe Johnson, improving on her eighth from last year to win on 295.35.

Southampton’s Milo French won the boys’ equivalent, scoring 321.90 to hold off teammate and synchro partner Robbie Lee (320.35).

It was more of the same in the boys’ Group A and Group B 1m events as yesterday’s 3m champions returned to the top of the podium.

Humphreys and Harding complete springboard doubles

Dive London’s Tyler Humphreys completed a springboard hat-trick in the Group B final, adding to his 3m Synchro and 3m titles.

Humphreys scored 380.50 after the finally, finishing narrowly ahead of Southampton’s Nathan Bull (375.95).

City of Leeds’ Anthony Harding finished on top in the oldest age group, scoring 487.85 to defend his title from 12 months ago.

Teammate Oliver Crompton was second on 475.65 while Southampton’s Cameron Gammage completed the podium on 423.90.

Image credit: Dive London Twitter

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