Tom Daley Wins Great Britain’s First Gold of the Week in 10m Synchro

2021 LEN EUROPEAN AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Monday, May 10th – Sunday, May 23rd
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Artistic – Diving – Open Water – Swimming
  • Event Site

The 5th day of European Aquatics Championships diving saw the men compete on the 10m synchro, while the women took to the 3m springboard.

On the platform, it was Thomas Daley and Matthew Lee who came away with the gold medal for Great Britain, holding off the Russian team of Aleksandr Bondar and Viktor Minibaev to win their country it’s first gold of the European Championships. Daley was the bronze medalist at the 2016 Olympics in the event and took bronze individually on the 10m at the 2012 Olympics.

Final Results – Men’s 10m Synchro

  1. Great Britain (Thomas Daley, Matthew Lee) – 477.57
  2. Russia (Aleksandr Bondar, Viktor Minibaev) – 471.96
  3. Germany (Timo Barthel, Patrick Hausding) – 424.32
  4. Armenia (Vartan Bayanduryan, Vladimir Harutyunyan) – 385.38
  5. Ukraine (Oleh Serbin, Oleksii Sereda) – 382.05
  6. Italy (Andreas Sargent Larsen, Eduard C. Timbretti Gugiu) – 366.60
  7. Greece (Nikolaos Molvalis, Athanasios Tsiriko) – 357.39
  8. Belarus (Artsiom Barouski, Uladzislau Sonin) – 345.21

Last year’s silver medalists, the team of Oleh Serbin and Oleksii Sereda from Ukraine fell to a 5th place finish after earning the lowest score in the field on their fourth dive in the finals. Up to that point, the duo was in third, just six points behind the Russian team.

In the final individual women’s event of the week, German Tina Punzel came away with the win over Italy’s Chiara Pellacani. Punzel started the finals strong, claiming the top score on her first two dives. Despite a weak performance on her third dive, she regained her composure and finished strong for her first gold of the European Championships. Punzel was the bronze medalist in the event at the 2019 European Championships.

Final Results – Women’s 3m Springboard

  1. Tina Punzel – 330.85
  2. Chiara Pellacani – 321.15
  3. Emma G. Gullstrand – 319.60
  4. Vitaliia Koroleva – 308.80
  5. Michelle Heimberg – 304.55
  6. Mariia Poliakova – 289.80
  7. Anna Pysmenska – 287.00
  8. Scarlett Mew-Jensen – 281.25
  9. Clare Cryan – 277.85
  10. Inge Jansen – 268.45
  11. Lena Hentschel – 264.25
  12. Viktoriya Kesar – 246.50

Last year’s champion on the 3m, Inge Jansen fell to 10th this year. Jansen has already been named to the Dutch National team that will be competing at the Olympics later this year.

Total Medal Count – Diving (Day 5)

Gold Silver Bronze Total
Russia 3 3 1 6
Italy 2 2 2 5
Germany 2 1 3 4
Great Britain 1 3 3
Ukraine 1 1 2
Switzerland 1 1
Sweden 1 1

 

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Samesame
4 months ago

I think Matthew Lee also won Gold. Maybe he deserves his name in the title too 😁