8th May 2017
Swim England’s North East Region Divers contributed to the success of the British team at the FINA Grand Prix in Mexico after putting in excellent performances in the 10m Platform and 3m Synchro.
Matty Lee from City of Leeds impressed on the final day of action in the 10m Platform final after winning his semi final earlier in the competition.
Matty started the final well with a strong Back 2 ½ Somersaults 1 ½ Twists piked to score 78.40 but really showed the rest of the field his intent when he scored Reverse 3 ½ Somersaults tucked for 95.20 points.
He finished with his Front 4 ½ Somersaults tucked to score 94.35 points and secure his gold medal with a total of 492.95.
Matty also stood on top of the podium in the Mixed 10m Synchro after partnering with Robyn Birch (Dive London). The pair scored a total of 281.76 points.
The team’s second gold came in the 3m Synchro with Freddie Woodward from City of Sheffield, partnering James Heatly from Edinburgh Diving, performing consistently to secure that top spot.
Freddie and James started the opening rounds well with almost 100 points on their required dives. Their highest score came in the penultimate round as they scored 76.50 points for their Front 2 ½ Somersaults Double Twist piked.
They finished the competition with a score of 372.72 points.