GB DIVERS JUMP FOR GOLD IN EDINBURGH

Events at the European Championships on Tuesday turned to the diving pool here in Scotland, while in Berlin, the athletics are well underway in the German capital, joint hosts of the games.

We spent the afternoon at the fantastic Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh for the diving competition. Medals in the men’s 1m Springboard and women’s 10m Synchronised were on offer. Team GB were represented in the synchro diving by Eden Cheng and Lois Toulson, and in the men’s event by Scot, James Heatly and triple Commonwealth champion, Jack Laugher.

The women were on top form and in the face of a serious challenge from both Russia and Germany our British divers took gold in their final dive to the delight of the home crowd.

In the men’s event, there was plenty of support for James and Jack, who worked hard in the 1m Springboard event, placing high in the scoring in each of the 6 rounds. They were consistently challenged by the Italians, Lorenzo Marsaglia and Giovanni Tocci, who put in strong dives in each round.

Jack Laugher British SwimmingAt the end of the 6 rounds of diving, Jack Laugher secured another gold medal, the Italian Marsaglia with silver, and Scot James Heatly gaining a well-deserved bronze.

Russia continued their dominance of the synchronised swimming with another double gold in the pool at Scotstoun. They took both the Duet Free routine and Duet Free Mixed routine, continuing their lead in the medals table ahead of Great Britain.

In the final sessions of the track cycling at the velodrome, GB’s Matt Walls took an impressive gold medal in the men’s Elimination Race, followed by the riders from Portugal and Poland.  After a determined performance in the Sprint yesterday, Paisley-born cyclist Jack Carlin just missed out on a medal, but today it was a different story, cheered on by the Glasgow crowd he clinched bronze in the Keirin event.

Britain are currently second in the medal table with 10 Gold, 8 Silver and 10 Bronze.

 

Pic credit: British Swimming / Team GB

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