DIVING: Joy for local divers at big championships

editorial image
Have your say

Jordan Houlden won his first national title at the British Elite Junior Diving Championships in Plymouth earlier this month.

With a demanding list of dives, Jordan produced a consistently high standard in the 1 metre springboard competition to win the gold medal by over 10 points.

He than narrowly missed a second medal, coming fourth in the 3 metre springboard event.

Ross Haslam continued his medal-winning sequence by taking the 3 metre springboard synchro title with partner James Heatly from Edinburgh.

One of their outstanding dives was a front 3½ somersault pike which earned over 76 points. Ross also won a silver medal in the 3 metre individual event and a bronze medal in the 1 metre event, to bring home a full set of medals from the championships. Elliot Beeden produced an excellent performance to take the silver medal in the 16+ years platform competition. His outstanding dive was an inward 3½ somersault, scoring over 72 points.

Millie Fowler and Millie Haffety added the junior national 3 metre synchro title to the senior title that they won in February.

They dominated the event, winning by over 30 points.

In the individual 3 metre competition, Fowler took the silver medal by a few points from Haffety who took bronze with Fern Hitchen in sixth place.

In the 1 metre event, Fowler was the bronze medallist with Haffety fourth.

In the 14/15 years age group, Yasmin Harper and Holly May Prasanto each reached finals and joined forces to finish sixth in the 3 metre synchro event.

In the same age group, Owen Harrison performed very well to reach the finals of all his events.