Plymouth Diving’s Vincent wins European Junior title in Croatia

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PLYMOUTH Diving’s Victoria Vincent has become a European junior champion.

Vincent beat the continent’s best to claim victory in the girls’ B platform event in Croatia on Saturday.

The 15-year-old scored 338.30 points in the final to beat Italy’s Giulia Vittorioso and Ukraine’s Sofiiaa Lyskun to the title.

Vitorioso scored 335.10 points and Lyskum 330.45, with no-one else in the competition managing more than 307 points.

Vincent’s success marks her return to form after a lengthy lay and difficult comeback following surgery to repair a detached retina in late 2014 after she had represented England at the Commonwealth Games.

The medal was Vincent’s second of the European Junior Championships, having won a team bronze on the opening day.

It also means Plymouth Diving have now claimed four podium places as Shanice Lobb won individual silver in the girls’ A platform event and Madeline Coquoz, competing for Switzerland, won a synchro gold.

Plymouth could add to their tally on the final day of competition in Rijeka as Coquoz and Matthew Dixon will be in action.

Meanwhile, Alfie Brown finished sixth and Plymouth team-mate Aidan Heslop 10th in the boys’ B three-metre event on Saturday.


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