Bond wins gold as UK divers finish ‘successful’ Europeans


The young British divers came out of a “very successful” European Junior Diving Championship with an impressive collection of medals.

The team of 12 athletes won nine medals in total and a range of high-ranking results in their competitions in Croatia.

After a first victory for Tyler Humphreys and a bronze medal for Tilly Brown, the team continued their medal streak.

A decisive victory for Maisie Bond in the Girl’s B Platform event added to the gold medal for Team GB which Humphreys won earlier in the competition.

Bond’s score of 353.00 proved too important for her competitors as she won the event with 14.75 points.

Proving himself to be the most consistent performer in the field, Bond opened with a 2½ back somersault with Tuck (63.00 points) followed by his strongest dive, a 2½ inside somersault with Tuck (66.15 ).

She completed her course with a 2½ reverse somersault with Tuck (61.60 points) to consolidate her victory over Ukrainian Kseniia Bailo (338.25 points).

McCabe, Brown, Baker and Humphreys do double

Four athletes who walked away from the competition with two pieces of silverware were Humphreys, Brown, Leon Baker and Euan McCabe.

McCabe earned a bronze medal in the boys’ platform B event with a score of 410.55 points. He was less than three points behind Ukrainian Kirill Boliukh (413.55), while Russian Nikita Kudryavtsev won the final with 436.40 points.

The pair of Ben Cutmore and McCabe also delivered an impressive performance to reach the podium at the Boy’s A / B Synchro Platform event.

Their score of 282.99 narrowly edged the Italian team, who scored 282.06 to take third place.

Brown improved on her previous podium with a silver medal in the women’s 1m B final. Her performances totaled 341.55 points with the diving having the highest score in the first round.

His strongest dive was a 1½ inward somersault with Pike which saw 51.60 points appear on the scoreboard.

Baker’s individual silver medal in the Boys B 3m final added to a bronze medal later than he and his teammate Humphreys won in the Boys A / B 3m 3m Synchro final.

Additionally, Luton Diving Club‘s Amy Rollinson also walked away with a bronze medal in the Girl’s 1m final after qualifying eighth for the final.

Her final score of 395.30 greatly improved from her score of 359.85 in the preliminaries and saw her beat Germany’s Jette Muller for the bronze medal.

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