Laugher picks up second British title in Plymouth

21 February 2015 / 21:16

Jack Laugher insists the best is still to come despite claiming his second title at the 2015 British Diving Championships.

Laugher was back in action in Plymouth having already topped the podium after he and Chris Mears won the 3m synchro title.

Going solo Laugher added the front two-and-a-half somersaults triple twists piked dive to his list and scored a total of 83.85 for the dive.

This helped Laugher on his way to a total of 462.65 as he led from start to finish.

“I did two pretty decent lists throughout the day,” Laugher said. “In the final my first two dives were probably the best I’ve ever done them then things went downhill a little bit but I tested out a new dive and it’s the first time I’ve ever done it in competition.

“I also think it’s the first time a British male has done it and I got 91 points in it which is pretty cool. I’ve still got plenty of stuff to work on and it’s still pretty early in the season.”

Laugher’s fellow Commonwealth Games gold medallist Mears won silver with a score of 454.20, while bronze went to Jack Haslam with a score of 387.15.

Lois Toulson secured her first British title after winning the 10m platform final. The 15-year old showed her composure as she competed alongside Olympians Sarah Barrow and Tonia Couch.

Couch led the way through the final but Toulson saved her best dive until last and took the lead after scoring 88.00 for her back two-and-a-half somersaults one-and-a-half twists piked.

“It feels fantastic to be British champion,” Toulson said, with Barrow taking silver and bronze going to Couch.

“I never expected it so it’s great. The last dive is my favourite dive so I was expecting it to be good but I wasn’t expecting it to be that good.”

Millie Hafferty and Millie Fowler won the 3m synchro, with Madeleine Sweet and Scarlett Mew Jensen taking silver and Natasha MacManus and Kayleigh Sinclair third.

And Matty Lee and James Denny finished in first place in the 10m synchro after scoring a total of 373.14. 

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