Popular English diver, Jack Laugher, 19, has continued his good form this year by winning two golds and a silver in the Commonwealth Games.
Event 1: Laugher said he was “ridiculously happy” after winning the first medal in the men’s 1m springboard. He scored 449.90 for his six dives to take gold ahead of the Australian pair Matthew Mitcham (404.85) and Grant Nel (403.40).
Event 2: Laugher, looking forward to his favoured event on Thursday, the 3m springboard, said “It’s amazing to come away with gold. I’m ridiculously happy. It’s not even my main event. Diving last you come out and see the scoreboard and see where you’re placed. Diving last everyone was putting the pressure on me, but I think I handled it really well. To come away with a personal best and gold medal is just fantastic.” In the event, he managed only silver in his favourite 3m event, but better news was to come.
Event 3: Jack became the star diver at these Games by, last night, winning the 3 metres synchronised title with training partner and ‘best mate’ Chris Mears. Laugher and Mears’ best dive was an inward three-and-a-half somersault, for 85.68, but the pair produced three dives over 80 points, truly a world-class performance.
English medallists, Jack, Chris, Nick and Freddie
They finished 28 points ahead of Australian silver medalists Matt Mitcham and Grant Nel, with English pair Nick Robinson-Baker and youngster Freddie Woodward clinching bronze with 364.41 points.
"These Games have been an absolute dream for me,’ said Laugher. ‘I was hoping, if I could get lucky, to come away with three medals. To come away with two golds and a silver is fantastic. To do the last one with my best mate and to get that alongside each other is what we have been dreaming of all year."
Jack and Chris
And look out for this emerging star paring, too.
Nick and Freddie
Jack's form updated.
Jack's impact on global diving has been huge, culminating last week in his Gold in Windsor, Canada. He was the only diver to prevent a Chinese clean sweep as they took the other nine golds.
2015 GOLD World Cup Series- Windsor
2015 GOLD World Cup Series - Dubai
2014 SILVER World Cup Series - Mexico
2014 BRONZE World Cup Series - Mexico
2014 SILVER World Cup Series - Canada
2014 BRONZE World Cup Series - Canada
2014 2 x BRONZE World Cup Series - Moscow
2014 2 x GOLD British National Cup
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