Matthew Dixon lifts Group A Platform title at Junior ElitesApril 13, 2017
Matthew Dixon’s carried his golden form into the 2017 British Elite Junior Championships as he landed the Group A Platform title at Plymouth Life Centre.
The 16-year old was fresh from competing in last weekend’s Canada Cup in Gatineau, where he won 10m Synchro gold with Noah Williams as well as individual 10m bronze.
And the Plymouth diver scored 533.55 at his home pool to capture the title which Williams denied him 12 months ago.
Victory brought the World Junior bronze medallist his 14th Elite Junior title since his debut in 2011, and his fifth in six years in the individual platform event for his age group.
City of Sheffield’s Owen Harrison ensured Dixon was pushed all the way in the final, finishing less than 10 points back in second.
It's SILVER for Owen in the best and last event at Junior Elites Championships!!! Amazing diving to make it a very close final!! #teamsheffpic.twitter.com/kHMe54qMmq
— Sheffield Diving (@SheffieldDiving) April 12, 2017
Harrison won European Junior silver in the Group B Platform last season, and underlined his improvement in the older age group with a score of 523.70 in Plymouth.
Southampton’s Max Cott repeated his result from 2016 to collect bronze with a score of 460.00.
Alfie Brown wins Group B Platform gold
Alfie Brown led home a Plymouth one-two as he won a thrilling Group B Platform competition.
Brown won the Group C Platform in both 2014 and 2015 but missed out on a spot in last year’s Group B final, finishing seventh in the prelim.
But the Plymouth diver returned to top spot in style this time round, qualifying second from the prelim before finishing less than a point ahead of training partner and defending champion Aidan Heslop.
Welsh diver Heslop didn’t give up his title without a fight, having retained both the 1m and 3m Springboard titles earlier in the week.
But while he set a competitive score of 425.25 in the final round, Brown edged past with his last effort to finish on 426.10.
Scotland’s Danny Mabbott takes Group C 3m
The final event of the boys’ Group C schedule went to Scotland as Edinburgh’s Danny Mabbott claimed the title on 322.75.
Southampton’s Robbie Lee brought the curtain down on his maiden Junior Elites with silver for his fourth medal of the Championships on 318.60.
Bronze went to another Plymouth diver as Zachery Anderson claimed the club’s fourth boys’ medal of the day on 311.20.
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