Aquatics

Plymouth Diving enjoy successful first day at Luton Challenge

Victoria Vincent

PLYMOUTH Diving enjoyed a successful first day at the Luton Challenge event.

Highlight of the opening night of finals was the women’s A platform event, where Plymouth claimed a clean sweep of the medals.

Victoria Vincent, 14, who was out for nine months with a detached retina after competing at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, won the competition with a score of 182.55 points in the final.

Team-mate Sarah White was second with 166.20 and fellow Plymouth diver Shanice Lobb, who had topped the prelims, finished third with 155.20.

Madeline Coquoz claimed Plymouth Diving’s other gold medal on the first day, triumphing in the women’s A one-metre event with 134.10 points. Team-mate Kayleigh Sinclair was fourth (124.80).

There was a silver and bronze in the men’s A three-metre for Plymouth Diving. Matthew Dixon, better known for his performances from the 10m platform, took second with 179.45 points to finish behind Leeds’ Jamaican springboard specialist Yona Knight-Wisdom, while Alex Kostov came third with 150.45. Kostov was also fourth in the men’s one-metre event.

Cody Powell-Tuckett made the podium by claiming second place it the girls’ B one-metre final thanks to a score of 128.00 points. Powell-Tuckett had topped the prelims earlier in the day.

Plymouth Diving will be hoping for more medals over the next two days.

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