Gold rush from city star divers

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Members of the City of Sheffield Diving Club enjoyed a gold rush recently - winning 25 medals against Tom Daley’s Plymouth club.

Sheffield’s medal haul, which included five gold, 10 silver and 10 bronze, was enough to win them the Armada Cup at the weekend.

GB junior international divers Clare Cryan and Georgia Davenport started the medal rush with golds in the 16+ years three metre springboard and one metre springboard events respectively.

Clare also won silver on one metre while Georgia took the bronze medal in the platform competition. Fern Hitchen was the bronze medallist on the three metre board.

The top boys performer was Jordan Houlden, pictured above, who won gold in the 14/15 years one metre springboard competition and then partnered Ross Haslam to win a second gold the 14-18 years 3 metre synchro.

The 16+ competition for boys saw a competitive return for Ross’s brother Jack, after two years out due to injury.

Jack announced his return in style, winning silver medals in all three of his events. Ross picked up bronze medals in both springboard events.

Millie Haffety also won a silver medal in the 14/15 years platform event in which Tia McGarry was the bronze medallist. More silver medals were won by Charlotte Giblin and Holly May Prasanto in the under-13 one metre synchro event.

A trio of bronze medals completed Sheffield’s haul won by Hayden Liggins on platform and Bron Jenkinson and Harrison Case in their respective 1 metre springboard events.

Sheffield head coach Nikki Smith said: “The wonderful support given by parents really helped us to dive well and lift the team trophy.”