Treble triumph for Toulson at British Diving Championships
Diving

Treble triumph for Toulson at British Diving Championships

04 June 2017 / 16:29

Olympian Lois Toulson followed up her success in the women's 10m synchro with Tonia Couch to claim the individual 10m platform gold at the final day of the British Diving Championships in Edinburgh on Sunday.

Toulson, who came fifth in Rio with Couch, scored an impressive 327.90, 17.25 clear of nearest rival Ruby Bower, to take home the gold medal.

And Toulson was thrilled with her display as she secured her second gold medal in as many days, adding to her 10m mixed synchro victory with Matty Lee on Thursday.

"I’m really pleased with my performance today," Toulson told British Swimming.

"I obviously got the gold but also I’m really happy with the score that I got so overall a good performance.

"I started off the final a bit shaky but towards the end when my degree of difficulty goes up as well I slowly crawled up the list. Over the rest of the year I will definitely be looking to add some bigger more impressive dives to my list."

It was also a fine day for Lee as he picked up his British title in the 10m platform with a score of 431.40 – battling back from sixth place to secure gold.

"I feel like I have waited for this title for a while. There have been a few times where I have had the opportunity to get the title and I haven’t delivered so it feels so good to have finally got it," he said.

"It wasn’t easy but I am over the moon to have got it finally. The final didn’t start well for me and I could have easily gone the wrong way but I have been working on trying to think about the process and not the outcome.

"I have been focusing on each individual dive and not the gold medal or score and that showed today by how I could bring it back."

Meanwhile Rio olympic bronze medallist in the 10m synchro Dan Goodfellow was unable to reproduce his Saturday form in the 3m springboard final, coming in fourth place with a score of 428.45.

After the result, Goodfellow tweeted: "Not the final I was hoping for but enjoyed competing on 3m again with the boys."

Goodfellow lost out to Ross Haslam's score of 438.75, as he followed up on his gold medal with brother Jack in the 3m synchro on Saturday with another classy display.

He said: "I really can't believe that I am the 3m springboard champion.

"I was nervous at the start of the competition. But training has gone well and I'm happy I've been able to replicate what I've done in training here.

"I always aim to be consistent so I get into my own space behind the boards and do my drills, keep breathing and stay calm."

Elsewhere, Kat Torrance retained her British women’s 3m title with a score of 328.65, a full 62 points clear of her opponents as she continues to dominate the field.

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