British scuba divers Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix and Lois Toulson won their second gold medal of the European Championships in the women’s synchronized 10m platform event.
Another European Gold.
Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix and Lois Toulson of the United Kingdom won their second diving gold medal in the women’s synchronized 10m platform category at the European Aquatics Championships 2022.
For the first time, the British duo divers won the title by scoring 72.96 in the final attempt and finishing first on the podium with a total score of 303.60 points.
Ukraine’s duo wins the silver medal, finishing second on the podium with a score of 298.86 points, while Germany’s duo wins the bronze medal.
It’s gold! 🥇#10m #diving #platform #synchro #europeanchampionship #goAndrea 🦆❤️ #goLois 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 What a summer!!!!Time for a well earned rest now. Many congratulations to you both 👊🏻 pic.twitter.com/HvyXEAQhGH— Fred Sirieix (@fredsirieix1) August 20, 2022
The British duo Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix and Lois Toulson
Spendolini-Sirieix maintained her consistency alongside Toulson to deliver a total of 303.60 points, with their final dive score of 72.96 proving crucial.
The British duo finished ahead of Ukraine (298.86) and Germany (289.86).
“I’m thrilled to be able to finish the season with Lois by my side,” Spendolini-Sirieix told BBC Sport. “It was a fantastic final dive, and I am ready for summer.”
“We were extremely fortunate that this was our first time together. We had done those dives exactly once before the competition.
“The fact that it went so well proves to us that we’re pretty good.”
European Aquatics Championships: Houlden’s breakthrough year
Houlden brings it home for silver – his first senior European individual medal! 🥈— British Swimming (@britishswimming) August 20, 2022
His third round Reverse 3 1/2 Somersaults Tuck (307C) tied for the best dive of the men’s 3m Springboard final on 8️⃣4️⃣ points 🤩 pic.twitter.com/D5kIqMkylU
Houlden was fourth after round two of the men’s 3m springboard before a stellar third-round performance propelled him to the top of the standings.
With an 84.00, that dive, a reverse three-and-a-half somersaults in tuck, tied for first place in the competition.
It caps off a breakout season for Houlden, who also won two medals at the Commonwealth Games.
“It’s completely mind-blowing. This is probably the best year I’ve had so far, and I hope it continues “He stated to BBC Sport.
“Now that the season is over, I’ll be able to rest and take some time off.”
Meanwhile, Laugher led after two rounds but fell behind with a third-round score of 49.30.
He improved his score on dive four to 79.20, but it wasn’t enough as more errors crept into his performance.
On Sunday, the 27-year-old will compete in the men’s synchronized 3m springboard with Anthony Harding.
What exactly happened at European Aquatics Championships?
Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix and Lois Toulson of the United Kingdom won their second gold medal of the European Championships in the women’s synchronized 10m platform event.
In their first competition together, they scored 303.60 points, with their final dive securing the title with a score of 72.96.
On the penultimate day of the competition in Rome, Jordan Houlden won silver in the 3m springboard, but Jack Laugher finished fifth.
As Italy won gold and bronze, Laugher, a two-time Olympic and three-time world medalist, scored less than 50 points on three of his six dives.
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Houlden, 24, took silver with a total of 428.55 points, falling 25.30 points short of newly crowned champion Lorenzo Marsaglia.
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