Diving: Jack Laugher leaps to first medals in Moscow

Diver Jack Laugher from Ripon
Diver Jack Laugher from Ripon
0
Have your say

Jack Laugher continued his superb preparation for this summer’s Commonwealth Games as he leapt to a double at the weekend.

Laugher, 19, collected his first ever international senior medals with two bronzes at the Diving World Series event in Moscow.

The Ripon diver, who finished fourth twice at the London leg last weekend, got off to a fine start in Russia as he claimed 3m synchro bronze with pal Chris Mears.

The partnership, which was only formed in April, went one better than their performance at the London Aquatic Centre last week as they posted a score of 421.71 points.

The score put them third behind China’s silver-medallists He Chong and Qui Kai as home favourites Evgeny Kuznetsov and Ilya Zakharov took the win.

However, Ripon’s talented teenager did not settle for one place on the podium.

A day later he launched himself to another bronze in the individual 3m springboard competition.

He won his semi-final after scoring 479.70 for his six dives before passing the 500-mark barrier for the second time in a week in the final.

His finishing score of 512.45 comfortably places him in the top three behind home hope Evgeny Kuznetsov in gold and Ukraine’s Ilya Kvasha in silver.