7 August 13:12 (BST)

Struggling HAUSDING (GER) fails to make 1m springboard diving final

EDINBURGH - Germany's Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist Patrick HAUSDING, a former world champion who has won multiple European titles in an illustrious career in diving, has missed out on a place in the final of the men's 1m Springboard on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old HAUSDING, the oldest diver in the competition, failed to qualify as one of the top 12 divers for Tuesday afternoon's final after he finished 14th in the preliminaries. The German, who has been struggling with an injury to his left thigh, was clearly frustrated with his performance.

"I suffered a very bad strain six days ago in my preparation. I ruptured a few muscle fibres for sure," he said. "I am very sore and the whole leg is burning. As soon as I put pressure on it, I feel like I am getting a cramp.

"I think I was not really able to get into the competition yet due to my lack of training and my physical problems. I still wanted to come here and try. There is nothing else I can do now."

HAUSDING is hoping that the injury will improve in time for the 3m Springboard event on Thursday.

Ukraine's Oleg KOLODIY, who finished fourth in the same event at the 2017 European championships, also failed to progress to the final with 18th place in the preliminaries. Britain's Jack LAUGHER finished the the six-dive preliminaries as the top qualifier.  

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