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Kat Torrance takes women’s 1m Platform title at British Champs

Katherine Torrance claimed the first title of the British Diving Championships 2018, winning the women’s 1m Platform at Plymouth Life Centre.

The 19-year-old, who won bronze in this event in 2015, showed great consistency throughout the final.

Her final dive was a forward two and a half dive piked, and it cemented her place at the top of the leaderboard. She scored 55.90, for a total of 264.05.

Alicia Blagg was only just behind her City of Leeds teammate Torrance after the final round of dives.

She led the competition after the first round – scoring a solid 54.00 for her inward one and a half piked. However, a slip up in the second round left her second from last, with some catching up to do.

The 21-year-old pulled it back with some consistent dives for the remainder of the event, and she completed a Leeds one-two with 262.20 and a silver medal. The bronze medal went to City of Sheffield’s Millie Haffety with 239.95.

Women’s 1m Springboard Results

RankNameScore
1Katherine Torrance
(City of Leeds)
264.05
2Alicia Blagg
(City of Leeds)
262.20
(3)Clare Cryan
(Shamrock Diving)
250.05
3Millie Haffety
(City of Sheffield)
239.95
4Millie Fowler
(City of Sheffield)
232.95
5Scarlett Mew Jensen
(Dive London)
230.65
6Victoria Vincent
(Plymouth Diving)
226.15
7Evie Webb
(City of Sheffield)
222.20
8Amy Read
(City of Leeds)
204.80

Woodward tops podium in men’s 1m

Freddie Woodward of Sheffield Diving took home the men’s 1m title, beating club mate Ross Haslam and James Heatly of Edinburgh Diving.

While guest entries Yona Knight-Wisdom of Jamaica (392.40) and Oliver Dingley of Shamrock Diving (390.60) topped the leaderboard, Woodward was the highest ranked British competitor.

The 23-year-old started strongly, nailing his forward two and a half dive piked in the first round for 62.40.

He ultimately took the top spot with a total of 379.00, reclaiming the title he won in 2014 – the same year of his Commonwealth debut for England at Glasgow 2014.

Last year’s 3m champion Haslam showed some great consistency throughout the event. If it weren’t for a low scoring dive in the penultimate round, he may have clinched the title.

He took the silver medal with 372.55. Heatly completed the podium with 369.15.

Men’s 1m Springboard Results

RankNameScore
(1)Yona Knight-Wisdom
(Jamaica)
392.40
(2)Oliver Dingley
(Shamrock Diving)
390.60
1Freddie Woodward
(City of Sheffield)
379.00
2Ross Haslam
(City of Sheffield)
372.55
3James Heatly
(Edinburgh Diving)
369.15
4Jack Haslam
(City of Sheffield)
363.50
5Oliver Crompton
(City of Leeds)
317.40
6Anthony Harding
(City of Leeds)
311.45
7Lucas Thomson
(Edinburgh Diving)
302.25
8Cameron Gammage
(Southampton Diving)
257.35

Woodward returns to top of podium in 3m Synchro

Woodward claimed his second gold of the day in the 3m Synchro, teaming up with Edinburgh’s James Heatly.

Woodward won Commonwealth bronze in the 3m Synchro four years ago, and combined well with Heatly in Plymouth.

The English-Scottish combination finished on 387.42 to take the title from City of Sheffield brothers Jack and Ross Haslam on 381.42.

City of Leeds’ Dan Goodfellow and Anthony Harding scored 373.89 to complete the podium while Dive London’s Ben Cutmore and Tyler Humphreys were fourth.

Crystal Palace’s Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix and Josie Zillig were the only entrants in the women’s 10m Synchro. They took the title on 243.54.

Men’s 3m Synchro Results

RankNameScore
1Freddie Woodward & James Heatly
(City of Sheffield & Edinburgh Diving)
387.42
2Ross Haslam & Jack Haslam
(City of Sheffield)
381.42
3Daniel Goodfellow & Anthony Harding
(City of Leeds)
373.89
4Ben Cutmore & Tyler Humphreys
(Dive London)
328.83
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