Laugher takes second continental title

9 Aug 2018

Britain's Jack Laugher won his second European Championship title of 2018 after he took gold in the Men's 3m Springboard event.

Laugher progressed comfortably from the prelims ranked second and was the 11th athlete to take to the boards in the final but finished with a season's best score of 525.95 for the gold medal.

After collecting his medal Laugher said, "It's a title that I've really wanted for a long time and I've not felt this emotional about a result in a long time.

"I'm not quite finished yet, still got the 3m Synchro with Chris [Mears] and we're hoping for a good result in that event too, I would like to get the three springboard titles."

Jack served up some truly world-class diving, his inward in round three scored just shy of 92.00 points to jettison him up the leaderboard and into a commanding lead over the rest of field.

Laugher was flanked on the podium by two Russian divers, Ilia Zakharov took the silver with 519.05 points and Evgenii Kuznetsov finished with bronze from 508.05 points.

Jack's teammate and fellow Brit Dan Goodfellow just missed out on a medal, he was ranked fourth after all six rounds of diving, his final score was 437.75.

Click here to view the full results and scores from the Men's 3m Springboard final.