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A third one, two finish for Sheffield at Diving NAGs

City of Sheffield divers Nathaniel Greig and Arthur Turner-Rowe gave the home crowd plenty to cheer on the final day of the Swim England Diving National Age Group Championships at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge.

Greig, who previously got silver in the Boys’ Group C Platform event, secured the gold with his reverse 1 1/2 somersault which scored 40.95 taking his total to 206.60.

Turner-Rowe, who won yesterday’s Boys’ Group C 3m Springboard event, scored 193.05 to take silver while Luton Diving Club’s Max Hill finished third with 189.85 points.

This was Hill’s third medal having won the Boys’ Group C/D 1m Synchro event with team mate Joshua Bush and having come third in the Boys’ Group C 3m Springboard event.

Gold and silver for Palace duo

Crystal Palace’s Saeren Brett and Olivia Alderton took the top two positions in the Girls’ Group C 3m Springboard event.

Brett saved her best till last, her forward 2 1/2 somersault in pike scored 43.20 and took her total to 219.05 to take the gold.

Her closest opponent, team mate Alderton, finished almost 15 points behind with a score of 205.85. Third place went to City of Sheffield member Katie Garner with 201.40 points.

Guest diver, Danielle Guerin, from DuDive Dubai received a guest bronze medal for finishing with a score of 201.50.

Anna Badescu with Swim England President Richard Whitehead

Big win for Bradescu

Anna Bradescu, from Crystal Palace, won by over 15.00 points in the Girls’ Group A 3m Springboard event. Her back 1 1/2 somersault with 2 1/2 twists scored 49.00 points to take her finishing score up to 310.55. This is her third medal having secured gold in the Girls’ Group A Platform event and silver in the Girls’ Group A 1m Springboard event.

Camilla De Pourbaix, of Dive London Aquatics, finished in second with 294.70 points while Elizabeth Cullen came third with a score of 284.80.

Gold for Gibbs

Joshua Gibbs, of Plymouth Diving, performed consistently throughout the Boys’ Group B 1m Springboard event to take the gold medal. His standout dive was a forward 2 1/2 somersault in pike which scored him 52.00 points.

Ethan Jones, of Albatross Diving Club Reading, came second with 253.30. This is his fourth medal having won gold in the Boys’ Group B 3m Springboard event, silver in the Boys Group B Platform event and gold in the Boys’ Group A/B 3m Synchro event. City of Sheffield diver Elliot Johnson finished third with 248.55 points.

Image credit: Will Johnston