- Third successive Commonwealth gold for Jack Laugher from 1m
- Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix triumphs as father Fred Sirieix cheers
Eight years ago, Jack Laugher appeared at his first Commonwealth Games as a precocious 19-year-old, exploding on to the world stage with two gold medals at Glasgow 2014. He is 27 now, an accomplished veteran who has faced numerous obstacles.
Yet he continues to triumph. After a timid start, Laugher’s form exploded in the second half of the men’s 1m springboard to help him clinch his third consecutive Commonwealth Games gold medal, his seventh medal overall. As the veteran Li Shixin of Australia finished with silver, England’s Jordan Houlden took an excellent bronze in his first Commonwealth Games.
Written by Tumaini Carayol at Sandwell Aquatics Centre
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