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Ben Cutmore secures golden glory at British Elite Junior Diving Championships

By CambridgeIndependent Reporter

Diving ace Ben Cutmore and coach Sam Buck.
Diving ace Ben Cutmore and coach Sam Buck.

Medal haul secured in Plymouth

Ben Cutmore is a double national champion after winning two gold medals at the British Elite Junior Diving Championships in Plymouth.

The 15-year-old, a former Cambridge Dive Team member who now trains at Dive London Aquatics Club, earned medals in three separate competitions.

The Bassingbourn Village College pupil had left himself a bit of work to do in the platform competition after the required rounds of dives.

It meant he needed a good set of optional dives going forward, and he managed to keep his nerve to produce the goods, finishing first in the preliminary rounds to take gold in the final, finishing with 418.50 points.

In the 3m synchro event, Cutmore joined forces with fellow Dive London member Tyler Humphreys. It is a relatively new partnership, having first partnered in January, but in only their third competitive outing, they were first in the 14 to 18-year category.

In the 3m individual event, Cutmore qualified from the preliminary round first, and secured silver in the final.

He is hoping the set of results will earn him selection for the Great Britain team for the Junior European Championships in Finland in June.

But he is currently on a training camp and starting new preparations for the worldwide Youth International Diving meet in Dresden, Germany at the end of the month.


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