Laugher and Haslam secure 3m final berths

19 Jul 2017

Olympic silver medallist Jack Laugher and British Champion Ross Haslam have secured their places in the 3m Springboard final at the FINA World Championships.

Laugher put in a consistent performance throughout the prelims and semi-final and went into the final in second place overall.

Laugher finished in third place after the prelims and moved his score on from prelims to semi-finals as he qualified for the final with a total of 498.75.

He scored 91.20 points for his Front 4 ½ Somersaults tucked to help push his score towards that 500 point mark. 

"We've had a massively long day today with a lot of diving, so hopefully now some rest and recovery. I think some physio , and chnage of mindset and ready for the final tomorrow. 

"Seeing my teammates Lois and Matty pick up silver earlier in the week that really helps with motivation. The individual competition has been my better so far this year, the judges have seen me dive now and I'm looking forward to the final."

World Championship debutant Haslam secured his final place with a score of 433.00 and finished in tenth place overall.

Haslam impressed with his consistency throughout the 12 dives and his highest scoring dive of the semi-final was the Front 2 ½ Somersaults Two Twists piked.

"My main aim coming into the 3m event and the World Championships was to gain some high level international competition experience.

"It's been a very long competition day and I've had to manage my routine, processes and nutrition carefully to ensure that I'm diving at my best all day."

For full results from today's diving click here