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Jack Laugher claims two more titles at British Swimming Awards

Jack Laugher has added two more gongs to his growing trophy cabinet at the British Swimming Awards.

A week after picking up the Swim England Performance Athlete of the Year, Olympic and Commonwealth champion Laugher was named British Swimming’s Diving Athlete of the Year and Overall Athlete of the Year.

Laugher won three titles at the Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast and followed that up with two golds at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.

The Leeds-based athlete also won a silver and bronze medal at the FINA Diving World Cup in Wuhan, China.

Laugher said: “It’s such a great honour to be recognised in this way. There’s been a huge amount of success across all of the disciplines in 2018 so it means the world.”

Celebrating countless achievements

Jack Buckner, British Swimming’s chief executive, said: “I would like to personally congratulate Jack Laugher for a hugely successful season of diving as he continues to achieve on the highest stage.

“It is evident that he works hard each and every day to be the best and the award reflects his dedication to diving.

“I would also like to applaud all the other winners and look forward to another busy year of sport.

“Nights like these are the perfect opportunity for the British aquatics community to come together and celebrate the countless achievements throughout 2018.

“It also highlights the great talent and depth we have across our sports with less than two years to go until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”

The British Swimming Awards also honoured an athlete, coach and emerging athlete of the year in each discipline.

Full list of winners

British Swimming Overall Athlete of the Year

  • Jack Laugher

Athlete of the Year

Emerging Athlete of the Year

  • Swimming: Tom Dean
  • Para-Swimming: Toni Shaw
  • Diving: Lucas Thomson

Coach of the Year

  • Swimming: Steven Tigg
  • Para-Swimming: Jacquie Marshall
  • Diving: Alex Rochas
  • Water Polo: Nick Hume
  • Synchro: Paola Basso