7 August 17:10 (BST)

DV: LAUGHER (GBR) - gold in men's 1m springboard

EDINBURGH - Comments from diver Jack LAUGHER (GBR) after he won gold in the men's 1m springboard at the Royal Commonwealth Pool on Tuesday.

Jack LAUGHER (GBR) - gold

On his performance ahead of his further participation in Edinburgh in the individual 3m springboard and synchronised 3m: 

"With two more events to go, it is a really good way to kick off these championships. It was not my best performance and not as good as the Commonwealths (where he also won the gold in 2018) but I am happy to come out on top again. I was very consistent in the morning and afternoon today, so I want to take that into the other competitions. The 1m event is a very important event but my favourite event is the 3m and the synchro. 

"This isn't an Olympic event and not the one I would consider my top priority but every single competition I enter, I want to win. It is a great event to shake off the cobwebs."

On Britain's success on Tuesday, when they also won gold in the women's synchronised 10m platform:   

"It is very obvious to see how strong we are. We have fantastic depth and we have a huge range - all the way from world champions to junior level. British diving is going from strength to strength.

"It definitely shows that Britain is a huge diving nation and one to be feared. "

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