Lustralboy hero, Tom Daley, and Jack Laugher are crowned the World Junior Champions in Adelaide in the 3 meter synchro competition. Well done, boys!
In his first appearance since winning an emotional bronze medal at the London Olympics, Daley secured his first junior world title and continued a brilliant year that has also seen him crowned European and World Series platform champion.
Victory was Laugher’s second title in as many days. He won the individual 3m springboard on the opening day of competition on Monday. The 17-year-old Ripon diver, who has been tipped as a future world champion by American diving legend Greg Louganis, has now won four junior world crowns.
Daley and Laugher blitzed their rivals with a score of 338.85. Russian duo Ilia Kuzmin and Maxim Popkov were their closest challengers 30.83 behind.
It was a rare appearance on the springboard for Daley, but might suggest a possible future direction for the Plymouth diver since he and Laugher only began training together for the synchro after the Olympics.
Daley will look to claim his second gold medal later this week when he competes in the 10m platform, the event at which he was crowned senior world champion as a 15-year-old in 2009. Tom will no doubt be pleased with his new medal, but while he’s been competing Down Under he’s also managed to pick up two accolades at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards, winning Male Hottie Of The Year and Best British Sports Star.
Lustralboy congratulates Tom on another great achievement and Jack on his arrival in the big time.
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