Next generation of divers shine in Plymouth

13 Apr 2017

Anthony Harding (City of Leeds) stole the show at the British Junior Elite Diving Championships in Plymouth claiming all three Springboard titles. 

Harding claimed gold in the 3m, 1m and kicked off his winning streak with victory in the 3m Synchro with his club-mate William Hallam.

The pair won by over 50 points as they excellently performed their list of five dives. They finished with a total of 273.99. 

In the Boys' A 3m Springboard Harding was pushed all the way by Hallam but he edged the vitcory with a score of 499.55 with Hallam scoring 496.25. Southend's Connor Van Dal won bronze with 462.39 points. 

Harding completed his hat-trick with gold in the 1m Springboard an event in which he dominated eventually taking the top spot with a score of 481.45 and almost a 50 point lead. Oliver Crompton (City of Leeds) took silver with a score of 434.00 and bronze went to Edinburgh's Lucas Thomson with 415.60 points. 

Plymouth Diving's Matthew Dixon, who just returned from winning bronze at the Grand Prix in Canada, showed his experience to claim the gold in the Boys' A 10m Platform. 

Dixon performed all of his dives on the 10m and won gold with a score of 533.55. City of Sheffield's Owen Harrison won the silver with 523.70 points and Southampton's Max Cott took bronze with 460.00 points. 

The girls' A Springboard events saw honours shared between Millie Haffety and Scarlett Mew Jensen. Haffety was the victor in the 1m Springboard an event in which her club, the City of Sheffield, won all the medals. She scored 378.95 points for gold with Yasmin Harper taking silver in 378.15 and Sarah Leach won bronze with a score of 374.55.

Mew Jensen (Dive London) won the 3m gold with a score of 414.70 points with Harper taking silver in 407.95 points. Maria Papworth (Dive London) won the bronze with 405.95 points. 

City of Leeds' Ruby Bower won the gold in the girls' A 10m Platform with a score of 374.00 points. She was pushed by Pheobe Banks (City of Leeds) who scored a total of 367.85 and Southampton's Tanya Watson won the bronze with a score of 361.90. 

For full results from across the four days of diving in Plymouth click here.