Abington Pigotts youngster grabs British diving gold

PUBLISHED: 17:25 13 April 2016 | UPDATED: 17:25 13 April 2016

Ben Cutmore is crowned British Elite Junior platform Diving champion

Ben Cutmore is crowned British Elite Junior platform Diving champion

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Abington Pigotts diver Ben Cutmore has been crowned British Elite Junior platform champion in Plymouth.

The 13-year-old also took silver in the one metre and three metre springboard events.

His performances have earnt him a spot in Great Britain’s squad for the International Youth Diving meet in Dresden later this month, competing against 25 countries in the platform and three-metre events.

He will also compete for England in July’s Mediterranean Cup in Bolzano, Italy.

Cutmore headed to the event having finished first in all preliminary rounds earning him the top qualifying spots going into the finals on all boards. His most impressive performance came in the platform event, ending 62 points ahead of his nearest rival to take gold.

The Bassingbourn Village College pupil, trains under coach Sam Buck in the Luton Diving squad, based at Luton Inspire Sports Village.

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