Laugher ends Diving World Series on a high

08 June 2014 / 10:43

Jack Laugher completed the 2014 World Diving Series with two medals in as many days and finished third the overall Series rankings.

The 19-year-old, who won the 3m springboard synchro silver with Chris Mears in Mexico on Friday, was in the medals again on Saturday night.

Laugher landed bronze in the 3m springboard to add to his individual bronze and silver from Canada and Russia respectively earlier in the Series.

The City of Leeds diver qualified from his semi final in first place in Monterrey and finished the final with a score of 504.65, good enough for third.

The result also ensured Laugher would finishes third in the overall rankings for the 3m springboard, but it could have been even better.

Second-placed Illya Kvasha finished sixth in Mexico but that was just enough to ensure Laugher did not leapfrog him at the final attempt, the gap finishing at just four points.

Despite only landing silver in Monterrey, China’s Chong He finished well clear at the top of the rankings after four gold medals in six events.

Mears was also in action on Saturday, but could only manage a fourth-place finish in his semi final in the same event.

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