England’s Jack Laugher blew the chance to land his second Commonwealth gold in as many days after he was forced to accept silver in the men’s 3m springboard final.
The 19-year-old, who topped the podium on Wednesday night when he claimed the 1m title at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh, held a 13-point advantage heading into the last two dives. But he made a complete mess of his fifth dive, a forward four-and-a-half somersault, and finished 9.7 points behind Malaysia’s Ooi Tze Liang, who took the gold with 457.6. The bronze medal went to Laugher’s team-mate Oliver Dingley.
“It hurts a bit but if you had told me four years ago I’d end up with a gold and a silver medal at a Commonwealth Games I would have said you were lying,” Laugher said.
In the women’s 10m platform, 13-year-old Victoria Vincent of England finished 10th, while her team-mate Tonia Couch came fifth.