Laugher off medal pace in European 1m springboard final

19 August 2014 / 14:58

Jack Laugher was unable to open his European Championship campaign with a medal as he finished seventh in the 1m springboard final in Berlin.

The 19-year-old diver picked up three podium finishes at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, winning 3m synchro and 1m springboard gold as well as silver in the 3m springboard.

And he was quickly back in action at the European Championships in Germany, beginning with the non-Olympic 1m springboard event.

Laugher got off to a slow start in the preliminaries, qualifying in 11th place – one place above the cut off for the final with fellow Brit James Denny also progressing in ninth.

And while picking it up for the medal showdown, the London 2012 Olympian was unable to challenge for the podium, scoring 386.50 from his six dives.

Gold went to home favourite Patrick Hausding ahead of Evgeny Kuznetsov of Russia and France’s Matthieu Rosset while Denny placed 12th with 329.15.

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