Laugher pinching himself after second Games gold

01 August 2014 / 16:51

Jack Laugher admits being known as a double Commonwealth champion will take some getting used to as he rounded off a remarkable Glasgow 2014 with his second gold of the Games.

Four years ago in Delhi, Laugher finished seventh in the 3m syncho and 11th in 3m springboard, but it was a completely different story on the boards of the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh.

Kicking things off with 1m springboard gold on Wednesday, the 19-year-old just missed out 3m springboard gold, finishing with a silver medal.

However there was no stopping him in the morning session as he teamed up with best mate Chris Mears to take a comprehensive victory in the men’s synchronised 3m springboard.

The pair outscored their nearest challengers from Australia by 28.80 points after finishing with a total score of 431.94 and Laugher was still pinching himself at his achievements.

“It’s absolutely amazing to be a double Commonwealth champion – it’s been really strange, it’s been an absolute rollercoaster,” he said.

“To come away with three medals of any colour would have been a dream come true but two golds and a silver is absolutely fantastic.

“I’m over the moon and to do the last one with my best mate is just amazing

“There’s always pressure especially after Thursday where I didn't put in a great performance out there.

“Out there me and Chris just wanted to nail it like we’ve been doing all year and we’re really happy with what we’ve done.”

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