SOUTHEND Diving’s Todd Geggus has won silver while representing Great Britain at the European Junior Diving Championships in Romania.

Geggus, 15,qualified for the event by achieving the points standard, and becoming the 3m Springboard champion in his home pool at the diving centre at Garon Park.

His team-mate Connor Laño, 15, also qualified for the event following his silver medal finish at the Elite Junior Nationals, meaning Southend Diving had two athletes qualify for the event in the same year for the very first time.

Unfortunately Laño was unable to attend the event but Geggus joined the Great Britain team for a two days training camp at the Olympic pool in Stratford before flying out to Romania.

Geggus’ first event was a last minute entry to the 1m, to replace Laño and he finished a very respectable ninth place with 343.35 points.

Geggus’ final event was the three metre individual, where he qualified for the final in second place.

In the final Geggus battled hard to make up valuable points and push the Ukrainian leader right to the end.

However, he was just pipped to the post by 2.75 points, which was an increase of 19.6 points from his prelim performance.

Geggus came away with the silver medal and a whopping 445.45 points which stands him in good stead for a potential further representation at the Junior World Championships, being held in Canada at the end of the year.


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