Live updates from the British Diving Championships 2020

24 Jan 2020

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Men's 10m Platform

Matthew Dixon broke the 500-point barrier to secure the national Men's 10m Platform title and provide a stunning end to the British Diving Championships 2020.

The Plymouth Diving athlete produced a performance of unerring calm and consistency in his home pool to take the crown, with his standout dive - a Forward 4 1/2 Somersaults Tuck (109C) - earning him 92.50 towards his final tally of 503.85.

Noah Williams (Dive London Aquatics) earned the only 10 of the final on his way to taking the silver medal with 483.00 points, while Ben Cutmore impressed to tally 457.05 and get the bronze.

"I can't really put it into words right now," said Dixon on his thrilling win and score.

"It's incredible. I wanted to get that 500, it was my dream to get that 500, every dive I wanted to get there and I'm so happy I got it today. I took it dive by dive - and it paid off."

For full results from the final, click HERE.

Women's 3m Springboard

Maria Papworth Burrel claimed the first individual British title of her career in the Women's 3m Springboard to start the final session of the weekend and follow up Saturday's victory in the Women's 3m Synchro.

Papworth Burrel was consistent throughout the Springboard Final, recording three successive scores of 63.00 from her last three dives to reach the top of the British podium with a haul of 309.30.

Italian guest Chiara Pellacani finished as the overall leader with a score of 318.85, with Sweden's Emma Gullstrand third on 305.10.

British Championships silver went to Grace Reid (302.25), while Scarlett Mew Jensen (299.10) claimed bronze to make it a one-two-three for Dive London Aquatics. 

"I'm ecstatic with that! I wasn't expecting this at all. I haven't had the ideal preparation, I had back injections just before Christmas, so to get this is an absolute shock to the system," said Papworth Burrel.

For full results from the final, click HERE.

Men's 10m Platform Preliminary

Matty Lee produced a brilliant final dive to ensure he led the way in the Men's 10m Platform Preliminary.

The Dive London Aquatics athlete scored a 90.65 for his Forward 4 1/2 Somersaults Tuck (109C) effort, contributing towards an overall tally of 460.20. 

Matthew Dixon, competing at his home venue, finished second in qualifying with 424.70, with Lee's clubmate Noah Williams rounding out the top three on 408.60.

The top seven British divers to have completed a list entirely of dives from the 10m platform go through to the final - the last event of the weekend - as well as the top-two qualifying guests, Constantin Popovici and Andreas Sargent Larsen.

The nine to progress are: 

  1. Matty Lee Dive London Aquatics Club 460.20
  2. Matthew Dixon Plymouth Diving 424.70
  3. Noah Williams Dive London Aquatics Club 408.60
  4. Constantin Popovici (Guest) Romania 386.30
  5. Lucas Thomson Edinburgh Diving Club 385.10
  6. Andreas Sargent Larsen (Guest) Italy 379.40
  7. Robbie Lee Southampton Diving Academy 329.60
  8. Ben Cutmore Dive London Aquatics Club 327.00
  9. Harrison Hartley City of Sheffield Diving Club 317.30

For full results, click HERE.

Women's 3m Springboard Preliminary

Scarlett Mew Jensen qualified top in the Women's 3m Springboard Preliminary to kickstart the final day of action - and she will be aiming to defend her British title later in the day.

Mew Jensen - who won the Women's 3m Synchro with Maria Papworth Burrel on Saturday - registered an impressive 315.50 overall, with a score of 72.00 for her Forward 2 1/2 Somersaults 1 Twist Pike (5152B) ensuring she finished ahead of Pellacani Chiara from Italy, who scored 302.25. 

Grace Reid rounded out the top three for the prelims with a 301.65. 

The top eight British divers progress to the final, as well as the top-two ranking guests. 

The top 10 to progress: 

  1. Scarlett Mew Jensen Dive London Aquatics Club 315.50
  2. Pellacani Chiara (Guest) Italy 302.25
  3. Grace Reid Dive London Aquatics Club 301.65
  4. Maria Papworth Burrel Dive London Aquatics Club 279.10
  5. Emma Gullstrand (Guest) Sweden 250.55
  6. Katherine Torrance City of Leeds Diving Club 239.45
  7. Amy Rollinson Luton Diving Club 235.80
  8. Clara Kerr Aberdeen Diving Club 235.10
  9. Evelyna Johnson Southampton Diving Academy 231.30
  10. Yasmin Harper City of Sheffield Diving Club 226.35
Full results available HERE

Women's 3m Synchro 

Scarlett Mew Jensen and Maria Papworth Burrel were the latest to defend their British titles, as they stood atop the podium in the Women's 3m Synchro to round out day two.

The Dive London Aquatics pair scored 273.30 - including 69.30 for their Inward 2 1/2 Somersaults Pike (405B) third up - to take the crown.

Italian guests Elena Bertocchi and Chiara Pellacani recorded the highest overall tally of 286.53, while Amy Rollinson and Holly Waxman (240.18) took British silver, with Callie Eaglestone and Evie Smith (231.54) getting the bronze. 

The result was a pleasing one for Mew Jensen, who said: "It went pretty decent  - we haven't trained at all, really. I think we did our first optional together here. Maria has been out a bit because of her back, so to come together like that, we are really chuffed."

For full results from the event, click HERE.

Men's 10m Synchro

The Men's 10m Synchro title was won by Ben Cutmore and Lucas Thomson, as Dive London Aquatics Club and Edinburgh Diving Club combined to bring home the British crown. 

The pair's best dive came in round four, when they received a score of 71.10 for their Forward 3 1/2 Somersaults Pike (107B) to help them towards a final tally of 353.91. 

Angus Menmuir and Joe Stocking (290.94) took the silver, while Italian guests Andreas Sargent Larsen and Eduard Timbretti (333.57) were second overall.

Reflecting on their victory ahead of both competing in the Men's 10m Platform individual event on Sunday, Cutmore said: "It's our first competition of the weekend, so to open it out with some brilliant required dives and put away the list for the medal is extraordinary." 

Thomson added: "Definitely. There's a few things we could've worked on going forward tomorrow, hopefully we can sharpen up a little bit - Ben's inward, my back bit. 

"But our requireds are a really good standard and where they should be at the minute, so we're really happy with the gold medal."

For full results from the final, click HERE.

Women's 10m Platform Final 

A weekend of close finishes continued as Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix won her first senior national title with victory in the Women's Platform Final.

The Crystal Palace Diving Club athlete had given a glimpse of what was to come by winning Saturday morning's prelims with a score of 324.00.

And she backed that up brilliantly, saving her best dive for last in the showpiece to record a 78.40 for the Back 2 1/2 Somersaults 1 1/2 Twists Pike (5253B). 

That saw her take gold with 340.30 overall, with Lois Toulson claiming silver on 318.60 and Robyn Birch bronze with 315.30. 

"I have no words to describe it, I'm so happy! I just thought that if I kept the consistency and I kept going in with entries and having the right mindset, then I could definitely have a chance," said the victorious Spendolini-Sirieix.

Eden Cheng's competition was unfortunately cut short after failing her fourth dive and landing on her back. But we are pleased to say that after receiving treatment from medical professionals on site, she has no major injuries.

For full results from the final, click HERE.

Men's 3m Springboard Final

James Heatly defended his British Men's 3m Springboard crown in thrilling fashion to ignite the fifth session of the weekend.

Dan Goodfellow and Anthony Harding shared the lead after two dives - but Heatly moved to the fore after four, before a stunning Forward 4 1/2 Somersaults Tuck (109C) effort scored him 91.20 in round five. 

That was the highest single tally of the final, and it ensured he took the gold with an overall score of 478.50 - less than two ahead of Goodfellow, who claimed silver with 476.75.

Ross Haslam rounded out the podium positions with 445.15.

"I feel quite tired now, but I'm so happy - I've retained my title, and it's a personal best as well," he said.

"I can't ask for more at this point of the season. I'm so happy!"

For full results from the final, click HERE. 

Women's 10m Platform Preliminary

Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix produced the dive of the Women's 10m Platform Preliminary round to qualify top for the afternoon's final.

Spendolini-Sirieix received a score of 81.60 for her Inward 3 1/2 Somersaults Tuck (407C), an effort that saw her finish with 324.00 overall.

Reigning national 10m champion Lois Toulson was second with 315.20, with Robyn Birch rounding out the top three by tallying 286.20. 

The top 10 athletes to have completed a full list of five dives from the 10m board progress to the final, although City of Sheffield's Maisie Bond - who combined attempts off the 5m, 7.5m and 10m platforms - finished fifth overall with a string of impressive dives. 

The top 10 to progress (*only divers completing a full 10m list are eligible for the final):

  1. Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix Crystal Palace Diving Club 324.00
  2. Lois Toulson City of Leeds Diving Club 315.20
  3. Robyn Birch Dive London Aquatics Club 286.20
  4. Gemma McArthur Edinburgh Diving Club 271.70
  5. Maisie Bond City of Sheffield Diving Club 271.15*
  6. Eden Cheng Crystal Palace Diving Club 265.50
  7. Tanya Watson (Guest) Southampton Diving Academy 259.55
  8. Josie Zillig Crystal Palace Diving Club 249.10
  9. Phoebe Banks City of Leeds Diving Club 238.90
  10. Tia-Mai McGarry City of Sheffield Diving Club 235.95
  11. Lucy Hawkins City of Sheffield Diving Club 216.90

Full results available here.

Dan Goodfellow in the Men's 3m Springboard prelims
Dan Goodfellow in the Men's 3m Springboard

Men's 3m Springboard Preliminary

Day two kicked off with the Men's 3m Preliminary, as Anthony Harding qualified top for the afternoon's final.

The City of Leeds athlete - who won the Men's 3m Synchro with Jordan Houlden on Friday - produced a brilliant final dive of Forward 4 1/2 Somersaults Tuck (109C) to secure 91.20 points and claim an overall score of 442.75. 

That saw him finish a mere 0.90 ahead of clubmate Dan Goodfellow, who registered 441.85.

James Heatly (Edinburgh Diving Club) and Ross Haslam (City of Sheffield) rounded out a strong top four with 425.35 and 409.45 respectively, ahead of what should be an eye-catching showpiece.

The top eight British divers, plus guests Yona Knight-Wisdom and Lorenzo Marsaglia progress.

The top 10 to progress:

  1. Anthony Harding City of Leeds Diving Club 442.75
  2. Daniel Goodfellow City of Leeds Diving Club 441.85
  3. James Heatly Edinburgh Diving Club 425.35
  4. Ross Haslam City of Sheffield Diving Club 409.45
  5. Yona Knight-Wisdom (Guest) Jamaica 397.25
  6. Cameron Gammage Southampton Diving Academy 358.80
  7. Lorenzo Marsaglia (Guest) Italy 351.75
  8. Leon Baker Southampton Diving Academy 310.00
  9. Euan McCabe Plymouth Diving 301.95
  10. Ross Beattie Edinburgh Diving Club 292.50

Full results available here

Men's 3m Synchro

Jordan Houlden and Anthony Harding defended their Men's 3m Synchro crown to round out the first day of competition at the British Diving Championships 2020.

Fresh from claiming gold and silver respectively in the 1m Springboard event, the pair took charge with a strong opening dive and maintained a lead throughout - with a 79.56-point haul for the Forward 2 1/2 Somersaults 2 Twists (5154B) among the highlights.

Their overall score of 399.42 saw them home, with Southampton Diving Academy duo Cameron Gammage and Leon Baker taking silver with 351.24. 

Italian guests Lorenzo Marsaglia and Giovanni Tocci (335.61) were third, while James Heatly and Ross Beattie of Edinburgh Diving Club taking the British bronze with a total of 300.21.

After the contest, Harding reflected on the victory.

"It was a great experience for me - I'm happy to make it back-to-back (British titles) with Jordan," he said.

For the full results from the final, click HERE.

Women's 10m Synchro

Lois Toulson and Eden Cheng edged a thrilling contest in the Women's 10m Synchro event. 

With reigning British champions Emily Martin and Phoebe Banks forced to pull out shortly before the competition, it became a two-way contest between the pairing of Cheng and Toulson and Crystal Palace Diving Club duo Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix and Josie Zillig. 

The result came down to the final dive, with Toulson and Cheng earning 71.04 for their Back 2 1/2 Somersaults 1 1/2 Twists Pike (5253B) to secure the gold by less than a single point ahead of Spendolini-Sirieix and Zillig. 

"It was really tense. We don't follow the scores as they are going through, so we didn't know how close it was," said Toulson. 

For full results, click HERE. 

Men's 1m Final 

Jordan Houlden won the Men's 1m Springboard contest to go one better than his silver in last year's final.

The City of Sheffield Diving Club man produced a consistent performance from dive one to six, including a brilliant Inward 2 1/2 Somersaults Tuck (405C) opener that helped him secure the overall winning score of 379.70.

Houlden's 3m Synchro partner Anthony Harding took the silver medal by scoring 354.15, 9.95 points behind Yona Knight-Wisdom, from Jamaica. 

Leon Baker of Southampton Diving Academy claimed bronze with a tally of 334.20. 

Of his 1m title, Houlden said: "It felt brilliant! There was so much adrenaline going through my body, but I was able to maintain it so I didn't go too high or too low when I needed to." 

For full results from the final, click HERE.

Women's 1m Final 

Yasmin Harper claimed her first British title as she led from the front to win the Women's 1m Springboard Final.

The City of Sheffield athlete backed up her performance in the Preliminary - where she qualified top - by registering a score of 254.10 in the showpiece, a tally that saw her finish 10.90 points clear of Emma Gullstrand, a guest diver from Sweden. 

Millie Fowler (Edinburgh Diving Club) was the second-placed Brit after scoring 235.90, with Harper's clubmate Richelle Houlden third on the national podium with 225.90. Guest Lauren Hallaselka from Diving Team Tiirat was third overall.

"I'm really happy with how it went. I'm just pleased to get my 1m off for the weekend, with consistent dives throughout," said Harper.

For full results, click HERE.

Men's 1m Preliminary

In the Men's 1m Preliminary contest, City of Leeds competitor Anthony Harding finished second with a score of 350.65, thanks in part to a 69.75 for his second dive - an Inward 2 1/2 Somersaults Tuck (405C).

Edinburgh-based Yona Knight-Wisdom, from Jamaica, was the overall top qualifier after scoring 368.40, with Harding's 3m Synchro partner Jordan Houlden placing third with 320.80. 

The top eight British divers progress to the afternoon's final, as well as guests Knight-Wisdom and Juho Junttila.

The top 10 to progress:

  1. Yona Knight-Wisdom (Guest) Jamaica 368.40
  2. Anthony Harding City of Leeds Diving Club 350.65
  3. Jordan Houlden City of Sheffield Diving Club 320.80
  4. Juho Junttila (Guest) Diving Team Tiirat 288.95
  5. Oliver Hoban City of Sheffield Diving Club 285.20
  6. Leon Baker Southampton Diving Academy 282.50
  7. Ross Beattie Edinburgh Diving Club 269.40
  8. Hayden Rayment Southend Diving 254.50
  9. Hugo Thomas Dive London Aquatics Club 251.75
  10. Nathan Bull Southampton Diving Academy 243.95

Full results available here

Women's 1m Preliminary

The weekend's events began with the Women's 1m Preliminary round. 

City of Sheffield athlete Yasmin Harper qualified top of the pile with a score of 245.30, narrowly ahead of clubmate Richelle Houlden, who registered the highest-scoring single dive with a 54.60 for her Forward 2 1/2 Somersaults Pike (105B) in the final round to finish on 241.90.

BDC2020 session 1
Women's 1m Preliminary

Sweden's Emma Gullstrand's total of 227.95 saw her third on the prelim list, with Desharne Bent-Ashmeil of Crystal Palace Diving Club the third-best British qualifier on 225.85.

The top 10 competitors go through to this afternoon's Women's 1m Final. 

The top 10 to progress:

  1. Yasmin Harper City of Sheffield Diving Club 245.30
  2. Richelle Houlden City of Sheffield Diving Club 241.90
  3. Emma Gullstrand (Guest) Sweden 227.95
  4. Desharne Bent-Ashmeil Crystal Palace Diving Club 225.85
  5. Holly Waxman City of Leeds Diving Club 224.00
  6. Lauren Hallaselka (Guest) Diving Team Tiirat 219.35
  7. Millie Fowler Edinburgh Diving Club 219.15
  8. Louise Bradley Dive London Aquatics Club 215.20
  9. Callie Eaglestone City of Leeds Diving Club 212.60
  10. Jessie Millham Dive London Aquatics Club 209.70

Full results available here


Friday 24th January

  • Session 1 - Women's 1m Preliminary - 10:00, Men's 1m Preliminary - 11:30
  • Session 2 - Women's 1m Final - 14:00, Men's 1m Final - 15:00
  • Session 3 - Women's 10m Synchro - 16:30, Men's 3m Synchro - 17:20

Saturday 25th January

  • Session 4 - Men's 3m Preliminary - 10:00, Women's Platform Preliminary - 12:30
  • Session 5 - Men's 3m Final - 15:00, Women's Platform Final - 16:15
  • Session 6 - Men's 10m Synchro - 17:45, Women's 3m Synchro - 18:40

Sunday 26th January

  • Session 7 - Women's 3m Preliminary - 10:00, Men's Platform Preliminary - 12:15
  • Session 8 - Women's 3m Final - 15:00, Men's Platform Final - 16:00