Diver Swain has to settle for individual silver at British Championships
PUBLISHED: 16:02 10 February 2009 | UPDATED: 21:03 26 October 2009
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DIVER Ben Swain had to settle for silver in the men s 3m individual on day two of the British Diving Championships. The former Monk s Walk pupil took the silver medal with a score of 384.30 and with the required degree of difficulty has put himself up for
DIVER Ben Swain had to settle for silver in the men's 3m individual on day two of the British Diving Championships.
The former Monk's Walk pupil took the silver medal with a score of 384.30 and with the required degree of difficulty has put himself up for consideration for the World Championship squad.
Olympian Swain was surprisingly beaten to gold by Charles Calvert in Sheffield.
Calvert, who has competed at the 2008 European and World Junior Championships, looked consistent throughout the prelim and the semi-final as he fought to challenge Swain, who competes for City of Sheffield, for his title.
In the final, Calvert took an early lead with impressive dives in the first two rounds to put him 20 points ahead of Swain.
Olympic finalist Swain missed his third round dive and Calvert took advantage when he scored eights on his forward three-and-a-half somersaults piked to put himself further in lead.
Calvert finished with his hardest dive, the forward two-and-a-half somersaults two twist piked, and after executing the dive he took gold with a score of 422.20.
After finishing in first place and achieving the recommended score and degree of difficulty, Calvert has also put himself into contention for selection to the World Championship squad.
The bronze medal went to Callum Johnstone with a total score of 371.30.
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