Monday, February 24, 2020

Glory for Scots in Rostock

There was more diving success for Scottish athletes at the weekend as a Great Britian team travelled to the north of Germany as part of the FINA Diving Grand Prix Series.

The event in Rostock was one of six competitions considered as part of Team GB's selection process for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. James Heatly, Gemma McArthur and Lucas Thomson from Edinburgh Diving Club, as well as coach Jen Leeming, were part of the travelling squad.

There was shared success for all three divers as they departed with a gold each. James Heatly continued his strong form from the British Championships as he secured gold in the 3m springboard event. James' solid form seen him improve from the semi-finals to finals as he tested out some new dives with higher dive difficulty. The gold medal will be seen as a significant step towards the #RoadToTokyo.

Gemma McArthur and Lucas Thomson teamed up to earn gold in the mixed platform synchro final. The Edinburgh Diving Club duo were on fine form to secure top spot. Gemma was also in action in the Womens Platform final, where she placed 4th overall. 

The impressive performances in a top class international field was a real positive for Scottish Diving Chair Rob Heatly, who said "The consistency of the performances across the board was really strong, and highlights how our Scottish divers are continually improving."

Full results can be found here.