British Gas Diving Championships
18-year-old Freddie Woodward was the star of the competition, competing at his home venue Sheffield, winning two gold medals. The 1m Springboard win was well deserved, beating four-time British champion Oliver Dingley and Woodward’s second gold was for the 3m Synchro, paired with Nick Robinson-Baker for only the third time.
In the women’s 1m Springboard Rhea Gayle (Plymouth Diving) won gold, and clubmate Shanice Lobb top the podium with Robyn Birch in the 10m Synchro.
City of Leeds’ diver James Denny won his first British title topping the 3m Springboard podium, while 13-year-old Victoria Vincent (Plymouth) won her first senior title with 10m Platform gold in another very closely fought final.
The women’s 3m Synchro title went to Rebecca Gallantree and Hannah Starling, while having qualified in fourth position in the prelims, another City of Leeds diver, Alicia Blagg, won her first British 3m Springboard title.
One of the toughest events of the competition is always the men’s 10m final, and this year with four divers all in with a good chance of winning, Plymouth’s Matthew Dixon performed some excellent dives, taking the top spot ahead of Kyle Kothari (Crystal Palace) and Matty Lee (City of Leeds).