Dixon returns from British Championships with a gold and a bronze medal

PLYMOUTH’S Matthew Dixon returned home with a gold and a bronze medal from the British Diving Championships in Edinburgh.

Dixon won gold in the men’s 10m synchro competition with London’s Noah Williams.

The European and Commonwealth Games silver medallists, who have resumed their partnership after an injury to Kyle Kothari, led throughout the rounds and completed their lists with a new personal best of 409.83 points. That score would have been enough to win a medal at three of the five rounds of the recent World Series.

Plymouth Diving’s Euan McCabe and his partner Robbie Lee, of Southampton, took bronze in the final.

Dixon had to settle for bronze behind Williams and Matty Lee in the men’s 10m individual competition.

The 19-year-old Devonian was not quite at his best, scoring 426.10 points. He lost ground on his third and fifth round efforts, but did score a big 90.65 points for his new forward four-and-a-half somersault in tuck position dive.

Fellow Plymouth diver Alfie Brown finished behind Dixon in fourth place in the final.

There was a women’s 10m synchro gold medal for new Plymouth diver Emily Martin. She won with Leeds’ Phoebe Banks. The pair scored 280.35 points to beat Great Britain’s World Series duo of Lois Toulson and Eden Cheng. Martin moved to Plymouth earlier this year from Southampton.

Fellow Plymouth divers Kayleigh Sinclair and Summer Radcliffe took bronze in the women’s three-metre synchro.

Sinclair, who will compete at this year’s World University Games, also reached the final of the individual one and three-metre events where she took sixth place in both.

Shanice Lobb, who will join Sinclair and the World University Games, was sixth in the women’s 10m final.

Aidan Heslop and Leeds’ Oliver Crompton were fifth in the men’s three-metre synchro final, with McCabe and Sheffield’s Harrison Hartley seventh.

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