Laugher doubles up in Montreal

Laugher doubles up in Montreal

01 March 2020 / 12:54
Jack Laugher claims there is still more to come after sealing his second silver medal in as many days at the Diving World Series event in Montreal, in the men's 3m springboard.

The Olympic 3m synchro champion had already claimed silver with Dan Goodfellow on day one in the 3m synchro and he doubled his medal tally as he finished 40.25 points behind Canada’s Philippe Gagne in the springboard.

Laugher was in gold medal contention throughout the final, registering the same score as Gagne with his first dive and he went into the last dive just 3.65 points behind the Canadian.

However, Laugher delivered the worst dive of anyone in the sixth round – with his forward two-and-a-half somersaults with three twists in the pike position – to fall away, finishing just ahead of American Michael Hixon in third.

“I wasn’t pleased with my last dive, but I’m happy to get a medal here,” Laugher said.

“Last season I started off the World Series with two bronze medals and still ended up at the top of the 2019 rankings in 3m springboard.

“There’s work to be done and I’m happy to do it.”

Elsewhere, Lois Toulson recovered from a disappointing start to finish fourth in the women’s 10m platform.

Toulson was in last position ahead of her final dive but ended strongly to finish a mere 8.65 points off a podium place, with a total score of 328.90.

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