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Lois Toulson takes gold and Heatly doubles up at British Diving Championships

Lois Toulson added a gold medal to her opening day silver after winning the British title for the Women’s 10m platform during day two of the British Diving Championships in Edinburgh.

Toulson only managed a second place finish in the prelims earlier in the day, with Robyn Birch of Dive London Aquatics Club looking the stronger.

However, the 22-year-old made it count in the final with a good penultimate inward 3 ½ somersaults dive. The City of Leeds athlete finished with a total score of 319.40.

Birch saved the best till last with her back 2 ½ somersaults 1 ½ twists dive, but it wasn’t enough as she finished in a close second with 314.10. Eden Cheng (286.80) finished in third place.

The Men’s 3m springboard event saw James Heatly steal the show again with a score of 439.20 to claim his second British title in as many days.

Heatly continued his strong form in front of his home crowd as he again led in the prelims and carried this through to the final, meaning he was on top of the podium once more.

Despite his nerves, the local diver pulled off a superb reverse 3 ½ somersaults which scored over 80 points. Heatly said: “I’m really happy, yesterday was my first individual title ever so to get two this weekend I’m just over the moon.

“I was a bit nervous for that one because it’s such a strong event but I’m happy to have come out on top. I’m pretty happy with everything, everything was there or there abouts and I know I can do more on each of them, so the fact that’s a really good score and that there’s still room to grow, I’m looking forward to the future.”

Dan Goodfellow scored a total of 420.60 to take the silver medal with City of Sheffield’s Jordan Houlden (408.95) finishing on the podium again, but this time in third place.

The Dive London Aquatics Club duo of Maria Papworth Burrel and Scarlett Mew Jensen (283.98) won the British title in the Women’s 3m synchro, taking gold ahead of Grace Reid and Kat Torrance (280.14).

Reid and Torrance finished second despite executing the highest scoring dive of the final, while Kayleigh Sinclair and Summer Radcliffe were in third on the podium.

The final event of day two, the Men’s 10m synchro, saw Commonwealth Games silver medal winning pair of Matthew Dixon and Noah Williams take home gold this time alongside a British title.

Dixon and Williams’ final dive sealed their win, scoring a huge 89.91 to add their total up to 409.83, with Lucas Thomson and Ben Cutmore earning silver ahead of Robbie Lee and Euan McCabe.

The final day of the British Diving Championships will see the Women’s 3m final and the Men’s 10m platform final take place.

Picture: British Swimming Twitter

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