Olympic Diver Jack Laugher who ukBathrooms are pleased to support has had a busy year of preparation for the first big diving competitions of the year, the FINA/NVC Diving World Series, and his hard work and dedication is starting to pay off. After the disappointment of finishing 4th in both the individual event (breaking his personal best and smashing the GB record by recording a 517.60 points) and 3m Syncro (with new partner Chris Mears) in London at the end of April, Jack held his nerve to win two bronze medals in Moscow at the beginning of May.
Jack and Chris started the Moscow event in good form, cruising into third place to take the bronze medal, a great achievement for their second outing as a diving pair, which bodes well for the remainder of the season. Jack also made it two medals in two events when he once again broke the 500 points barrier in the 3m individual event, posting a 512.45 to win his second bronze medal of the championship. There are also unconfirmed reports that Jacks exquisite 109C dive (forward 4 1/2 somersaults) which netted him a staggering 108.30 points could be the World Record for a springboard dive.
Check out Jack’s dive below:
Next week Jack jets off to Canada, then Mexico for the final two legs of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series, where he will be looking to add to his medal haul, before beginning his preparations for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The diving competition will be held in the newly refurbished Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh, a venue that hosted the Aquatics events at the 1970 and 1986 games. We at ukBathrooms hope to be able to get tickets to see him in action.
With the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio getting even closer, Jack is keeping his head down and training hard, even if there are concerns that the venues won’t be finished in time. When they’re not training, Jack and his diving partner Chris are usually found playing Call of Duty on the PS3 or doing a spot of cooking. Jack is partial to a nice hot curry!
For more information on Jack and to keep up with his diving exploits visit his website at www.jacklaugher.com