Aquatics

Plymouth diver Heslop picks up a medal at FINA Grand Prix in Madrid

PLYMOUTH Diving’s Aidan Heslop claimed another international medal on Friday by winning bronze at the FINA Grand Prix in Madrid.

The 16-year-old, who impressed at April’s Commonwealth Games for Wales, took third place in the men’s 10m platform competition in the Spanish capital.

His podium place came just two weeks after he had won a synchro bronze medal for Great Britain at the European Junior Championships in Finland.

In Madrid, Heslop, again representing Great Britain, had to come through two tough rounds to reach the final. However, each round he got better and better.

And in the final he comfortably made the podium, finishing 20.60 points ahead of fourth-placed American Zach Cooper with a score of 390.60 points. China’s Tai Xiaohu won gold with 462.90 points.

Heslop’s Plymouth Diving team-mate Kayleigh Sinclair was also in action at the FINA Grand Prix on Friday. She competed in the women’s three-metre springboard competition.

She progressed through the preliminary round and just missed out on reaching the final by finishing fourth in her semi.

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