Matty Lee and Matthew Dixon claimed the Platform titles on the final day of 2015 British Elite Junior Diving Championships in Plymouth.
City of Leeds diver Lee took gold in the Group A category, soaring to 493.00 in the final to finish ahead of Sheffield’s Elliott Beeden (421.15) and Edinburgh’s James Heatly (414.90).
The 17-year old, who won two 10m Synchro bronze medals with Dan Goodfellow in the FINA/NVC Diving World Series last year, scored 76.50 for his forward 3 ½ piked and 75.90 for his backward 3 ½ with tuck to pull clear of the field in the final.
While Lee has taken bronze in the senior British Championships for the past two seasons, Plymouth’s Matthew Dixon won gold in 2014 and silver this year and he took gold in the Group B age group by more than 100 points.
The 14-year old is competing in his second season in the Group B category, having won European Junior bronze last year.
And he underlined his potential to step up to gold at this year’s competition with a sublime performance at his home diving pool, scoring 85.80 for his first dive in the final and more than 75 for two of his other four as he finished on 482.95.
City of Leeds’ Anthony Harding took silver on 379.25 while Southend’s Connor Van Dal took bronze, narrowly behind on 377.75.
Katherine Torrance completed her golden springboard double in the girls’ finals, adding the Group A 3m title to her 1m crown from the previous day.
The 16-year old City of Leeds diver hadn’t won an individual Elite Junior title before this year, but she continued to demonstrate her improvement over recent seasons as she landed gold on 455.85 ahead of City of Sheffield’s 3m Synchro champions Millie Fowler (427.15) and Millie Haffety (422.90).
Michelle Heimberg – a guest entry from Switzerland – finished on top in the Group B age group on 356.60 while Crystal Palace’s Madeleine Sweet claimed the domestic title on 353.95.
Southampton’s 1m champion Emily Martin scooped her third individual medal of the Championships with silver on 346.35 while City of Leeds’ Phoebe Banks took bronze on 343.55.