Team England stood on the podium for all three events on day one of diving at Glasgow 2014.
First to wear the medals were Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow winning silver in the 10m Synchro event, their first ever Commonwealth medals (307.92 points). Two good opening dives set them up well for the harder ones to follow, and their scores left them less than three points behind top placed Canada (310.65).
The second event of the day was the Men’s 1m Springboard, and with it came Team England’s second medal and first gold of the day. Having qualified in first position, Jack Laugher performed some amazing dives firing him into the lead to finish an unbelievable 40 points ahead of the second and third placed Aussies. Laugher’s final score was 449.90, with second and third finishing in 404.85 and 403.85 respectively.
There were three other British divers in the final - Chris Mears, finishing in fourth, and Freddie Woodward in tenth for Team England, as well as James Heatly in ninth for Team Scotland.
The final event of the day was the Women’s Synchronised 3m Springboard. Team England’s Rebecca Gallantree and Alicia Blagg performed some strong dives throughout the final and were in second place going into the last dive. A spectacular Forward 3½ Somersaults Piked scored them a whopping 72.54 to win them the title, with a final score of 307.92 ahead of Canada (310.65).