Heatly and Woodward claim debut national synchro title

26 Jan 2018

On the opening day of the British Diving Championships 2018 in Plymouth saw four British titles decided including a debut Synchro title for James Heatly and Freddie Woodward on Men’s 3m.

The evening final saw Heatly (Edinburgh Diving Club) and Woodward (Sheffield Diving Club) take to the boards against three other pairs but they came out on top with a final score of 387.42.

Woodward also claimed gold in the Men's 1m Springboard event (379 points) with Sheffield teammate Ross Haslam finishing in silver spot with 372.55 points and rounding off the podium was James Heatly (369.15).

Earlier in the day the first medal of the championships went to City of Leeds diver Kat Torrance, as she took gold in the Women’s 1m event. Torrance comfortably booked her spot in the final after topping the rankings in the morning prelims session with a total score of 260.85.

She returned later in the day to record a higher final points total of 264.05 to top the podium. Silver went to Alicia Blagg (City of Leeds) with 262.20 points and Sheffield diver Millie Haffety with 239.95 points claimed bronze.

The Women’s 10m Synchro only saw one pair take to the boards in Plymouth. Crystal Palace Diving’s Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix & Josie Zillig completed five consistent rounds of dives to come away with the 2018 British title.

For full results and a breakdown of dive scores click here