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Golden first day for Swim England divers at Camo Invitational

Swim England divers have enjoyed a golden first day at the Camo Invitational in Canada.

City of Sheffield’s Maisie Bond set a new personal best as she joined Crystal Palace’s Jack Jefford on top of the podium on the opening day of the competition at the Claude Robillard Sports Complex, in Montreal.

Bond was 35.25 points ahead of second-placed Heloa Camelo, of Brazil, after scoring an impressive 283.95 in the Girls’ C 1m Springboard.

Jefford scored a total of 394.35 points in the Boys’ B 1m Springboard – finishing 24 points clear of silver medallist Jonathan Schauer from Germany.

In the same event, the Southampton duo of Milo French and Robbie Lee finished fifth and seventh respectively with scores of 349.95 and 346.55 points.

Crystal Palace’s Romano Wang was 16th in the preliminary round with a score of 286.30 as he gains valuable experience at his first England international.

Great opening day

In the Girls’ B 3m Springboard, both Southampton’s Tilly Brown and Crystal Palace’s Evie Smith reached the final.

Brown was third in the preliminary round and finished fifth in the final with a total of 316.05 – 54.35 points  adrift of Camo’s Amelie-Laura Jasmin who won gold.

Smith took ninth place with her score of 298.60 after finishing seventh in the preliminaries.

City of Sheffield’s Jenna Davison was 19th in the preliminary round and missed out on a place in the final.

Suzie Collins, Swim England Talent Development Officer Diving, said: “It’s been a great opening day for the team and fantastic to hear the national anthem ringing around the Claude Robillard Sports Complex twice.

“We’re really settled in now and looking forward to getting the Group Bs on the platform.”

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