Mew Jensen and Harper land 3m Synchro title in PlymouthApril 3, 2018
International medallists Scarlett Mew Jensen and Yasmin Harper put on a show to claim the British Junior Elite 3m Synchro title in Plymouth.
Mew Jensen and Harper were two of Great Britian’s most promising juniors last season, winning European Junior bronze and a pair of FINA Grand Prix titles.
And the pair added the British Elite Junior title on the opening day in Plymouth, scoring 267.33 for their five dives.
Maria Papworth – who won gold alongside Dive London teammate Mew Jensen 12 months ago – took silver with Plymouth’s Victoria Vincent.
Papworth and Vincent won the 8 Nations title in Norway last month, and impressed again as they won silver on 252.30.
The boys’ 14-18 3m Synchro was also a close affair, with less than three points between the first two pairs.
Dive London’s Ben Cutmore and Tyler Humphreys also came into the event after a medal at the 8 Nations, having won silver in Norway.
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But the pair moved up to the top step of the podium on the national stage, winning gold on 290.07 – an improvement of more than 25 points on their score from last month.
They needed every point of improvement, with City of Leeds’ Oliver Crompton and Anthony Harding scoring 287.49 for silver.
Crystal Palace win two girls’ synchro crowns
The remaining two girls’ synchronised events saw Crystal Palace divers come to the fore.
Andrea Spendolini-Sireix and Josie Zillig took the platform crown on 245.28 while Florence Summers and Evie Smith combined for the 9-13 Yrs 3m Synchro title, scoring 213.42.
The boys’ platform title went to Southampton’s Robbie Lee and Milo French, who scored 262.92 to step up from their silver medal 12 months ago.
The Southampton pair had to settle for silver in the 9-13 Yrs 3m Synchro, trailing two points behind Jack Jefford (Crystal Palace) and Leon Baker (Southampton), who won on 237.69.
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