Medals for Sheffield Diving at Scottish National and Open Diving Championships
Sheffield Diving head coach Tom Evans was delighted as a strong squad of 24 divers won three gold medals, three silver and six bronze at the Scottish National and Open Diving Championships in Edinburgh.
Owens said: “This event was great preparation for the upcoming British Diving Championships at the end of January in Plymouth. Our medal tally, the amount of finalists and new PBs shows we have enormous talent and that our club continues to go from strength to strength.”
The four-day competition began with synchronized diving, in which Sephora Ford and Amelia Scott won the bronze medal in the women’s 3m synchro event with a score of 191.07 from five dives.
The team’s first gold medals came on day two, through Yasmin Harper in the women’s 3m springboard event and Lewis Neilson in the boys’ C platform, with Harper setting a new personal best of 276.60.
Jordan Houlden won silver in the men’s 3m competition, scoring 404.35, while his sister, Richelle, won bronze in the girls’ A 1m springboard event. Bronze medals were also taken by Etta Dodsworth, who was diving up an age group to compete in the girls’ C 1m event and set herself a new PB of 206.30, and Grace Ally, who was diving in the girls’ B Platform competition.
The third day saw more medals for Team Sheffield. Etta Dodsworth was in action again, winning gold medal in the girls’ C platform, again setting a new PB of 231.35.
Yasmin Harper won silver in the women’s 1m springboard contest with a score of 230.15 and Lewis Neilson also took silver in the boys’ C 3m, improving from his fifth place in the preliminaries and increasing his score by 22 points to achieve 299.70.
Jack Burrows came sixth in the preliminaries of the boys’ B platform event and dived impressively to increase his final score by 33 points to 333.90 and win the bronze.
On the last day several divers reached finals: Etta Dodsworth in the girls’ C 3m, Harrison Case in the boys’ A 1m, Jack Burrows in the boys’ B 3m, Richelle Houlden in girls’ A 3m, Grace Ally in girls’ B 1m and Oscar Willcox in the boys’ C 1m – with Oscar winning bronze with 260.45.