The British Diving team have topped the medal table at the 2015 European Games in Baku, claiming four gold, one silver and one bronze.
The first two days of the competition saw James Heatly secure 1m Springboard bronze, while 15-year old Lois Toulson claimed the first GB gold of the diving events.
"I’m not sure I like the pressure, but it seems to be a good thing." - Katherine Torrance
Heatly went on to bag a medal hat-trick with 3m Springboard gold and 3m Synchro silver with partner Ross Haslam. “I didn’t think I was going to win anything," said Heatly. "I’m over the moon to win three medals, especially as I didn’t expect it."
Katherine Torrance struck gold in the 3m Springboard, qualifying with the highest prelim score, and beating the nerves to outperform her rivals.
“I tried not to focus on other people’s scores, but on the last dive when I saw that there was three points difference it did get to me a bit," said Torrance. "When I was on the board I was a bit nervous, but I knew I had to try my best. I’m not sure I like the pressure, but it seems to be a good thing."
Platform gold went to Matty Lee, fighting off injury to take the title and raise GB's gold medal tally to four. “On Friday I thought I wasn’t going to be able to compete," said Lee. "I was very upset and was calling home telling them what was going on. I wasn’t in a great place. But the next morning it got better, so I’m quite lucky.”
There were also narrow misses from Jordan Houlden finishing just nine points off 3m bronze, and Matthew Dixon finishing fourth in the Platform event.
Elsewhere Lydia Rosenthall qualified in 3m Springboard second place, but was unable to match the performance in the final, finishing in eighth place.
Millie Fowler finished in sixth place and Torrance in eighth place in the 1m Springboard final, while Fowler went on to compete with Millie Haffety in the 3m Synchro, finishing in ninth place.
Photo courtesy of Nick Hope