Bronze for Lee as Britain end European Diving Championships with six medals

Bronze for Lee as Britain end European Diving Championships with six medals

19 June 2017 / 09:04

Matty Lee exceeded his own expectations after winning bronze in the final day of the European Diving Championships in Kiev.

The 19-year-old clocked a score of 485.55 to claim third place in the men’s platform on Sunday, with fellow Brit Matthew Dixon finishing sixth.

France’s Benjamin Auffret claimed gold with a score of 511.75, while Russian diver Viktor Minibaev had to settle for silver after his performance of 485.55.

Lee’s medal, his second of the competition, took Great Britain’s tally in the games to six.

Lois Toulson scooped golds in the women’s individual 10m gold and also won the mixed 10m synchronised with Lee.

Ruby Bower and Phoebe Banks won Britain’s other gold in the women’s 10m synchronised, while Noah Williams and Dixon claimed bronze in the men’s 10m synchronised.

Freddie Woodward and James Heatly finished third in the men’s 3m synchronised.

Lee said he was pleased with his final-day display, which he hopes will give him momentum for the rest of the campaign.

"My main goal was to bring the six dives good into the water, and I think I succeeded doing that,” he said.

“I am very satisfied with my performance, especially as there were quite a few more competitors here who performed very well.

“The European Championships in Kiev were a good experience before the Worlds in Budapest [next month]."

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