Next Generation of North East Divers Shine at British Junior Elite Diving Championships

17th April 2017
North East divers traveled to Plymouth to compete in the British Junior Elite Diving Championships.

City of Leeds Anthony Harding stole the show at the competition claiming all three Springboard titles. He claimed gold in the 3m, 1m and kicked off his winning streak with victory in the 3m Synchro with his club-mate William Hallam. The pair won by over 50 points as they excellently performed their list of five dives. They finished with a total of 273.99.

In the Boys' A 3m Springboard Anthony was pushed all the way by William but he edged the victory with a score of 499.55 with William scoring 496.25.

Anthony completed his hat-trick with gold in the 1m Springboard an event in which he dominated eventually taking the top spot with a score of 481.45 and almost a 50 point lead. Oliver Crompton (City of Leeds) took silver with a score of 434.00.

In the Boys' A 10m Platform City of Sheffield's Owen Harrison won the silver with 523.70 points.

The girls' A Springboard events saw honours shared between Millie Haffety (City of Sheffield) and Scarlett Mew Jensen. Millie was the victor in the 1m Springboard an event in which the City of Sheffield club won all the medals. She scored 378.95 points for gold with Yasmin Harper taking silver in 378.15 and Sarah Leach won bronze with a score of 374.55.

City of Leeds' Ruby Bower won the gold in the girls' A 10m Platform with a score of 374.00 points. She was pushed by Pheobe Banks (City of Leeds) who scored a total of 367.85 and Southampton's Tanya Watson won the bronze with a score of 361.90.