Plymouth Diving enjoy successful trip to Germany for Ulla Klinger Cup

PLYMOUTH Diving enjoyed a successful trip to the fifth international Ulla Klinger Cup in Aachen, Germany.

The Life Centre-based club returned home with six medals and 13 top eight placings.

The event attracted top young divers from Germany, Russia, Italy, Ukraine, Spain, Switzerland, Finland, Croatia, Czech Republic, Holland and Britain.

Alfie Westerman and Euan McCabe claimed gold in the boys’ D/C three-metre synchro event.

The Plymouth duo edged out Ukraine’s Vadyslav Klimko and Ilia Paraka by just 0.45 points in a thrilling competition.

In the same event, Josh Freeman and Zachery Anderson came fourth.

Anderson led the way for Plymouth in the individual events. He medalled in all his disciplines, winning a silver and two bronzes.

His silver came in the boys’ D platform, where he finished behind Ukraine’s Kirill Boliukh.

In the one-metre and three-metre springboard competitions, Anderson came third behind Russia’s Sergei Trifonov and Boliukh.

There was a silver medal for Josh Hughes and Ben Armitage in the boys’ B/C three-metre synchro, while Summer Radcliffe and Frances Burdett claimed bronze in the girls’ B/C three-metre synchro.

Euan McCabe agonisingly finished fourth in both the boys’ C three-metre and platform competitions.  Westerman was fifth in the platform and one-metre events and sixth in the three-metre.

In the three-metre competition, Plymouth actually had three divers in the top 10 with Josh Freeman finishing ninth.

Hughes just missed out on adding a second medal to his collection in the boys’ B one-metre. He came fourth, with Thomas Davis seventh and Josh Gibbs and Ben Armitage also finishing in the top 20.

The quartet also took part in the three-metre and platform events, with Davis the highest placed Plymouth finisher in the three-metre in fifth. In the platform all the Plymouth athletes came in the top 13, with Hughes eighth, Armitage ninth, Davis 10th and Gibbs 13th.

Evangeline Piper and Summer Radcliffe competed in all three the girls’ C individual disciplines. Piper was fifth in the three-metre, seventh in the platform and ninth in the one-metre. Radcliffe was 10th in the platform, 11th in the three-metre and 14th in the one-metre in one of the largest fields at the Ulla Klinger Cup.

In the girls’ B category, Frances Burdett was sixth in the platform and 11th in the three-metre, while team-mate Maria Marasecu was ninth in the platform and 12th in the three-metre.

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