Aquatics

Daley enjoys his most successful World Series event, while McCabe picks up gold in Dresden

TOM DALEY enjoyed a highly successful FINA World Series event in Montreal, Canada, over the weekend.

The world champion from Plymouth claimed gold in the men’s 10m platform final with an impressive total of 550.05 points. It was his first World Series individual victory since 2015.

China’s Jian Yang (537.60 points) and Hao Yang (497.15 points) took the silver and bronze medals behind him.

Daley also won silver medals in the men’s 10m synchro event with Matty Lee and in the mixed three-metre synchro competition with Grace Reid.

“This is my most successful World Series weekend ever, with two silvers alongside Grace and Matty and a gold,” said Daley.

“My best performance at a World Series before was either three bronzes or just one gold, so it’s nice to win a World Series again for the first time since 2015.”

On his individual performance on Sunday, Daley said: “I’m really, really happy to come away with a gold medal at the World Series and it’s always great to be up against the Chinese and competing with them.

“When it comes to my diving performance I feel there are a few dives in there that I could have done a lot better, so it wasn’t my best performance, but I’m really happy with the way things turned out, leading throughout the competition.”

Next up, Daley and the rest of the British team will travel to Kazan, Russia, before the 2019 World Series finale in London from 17-19 May.

Meanwhile in Germany, young Plymouth diver Euan McCabe won a gold medal at the Dresden International Youth Meet for Great Britain.

McCabe took victory in the boys’ B platform competition, finishing more than 15 points ahead of Russian Ilia Kalashnikov in second. Fellow British diver Robbie Lee was third.

The Dresden competition is the biggest international event for young international divers after the Junior World Championships.

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