3/7/11 – Palace divers shine in London Youth Games

Jul 5, 2011 | News

The London Youth Games is one of the most important competitions in the Capital’s Sporting Calendar.

Crystal Palace divers looked very polished winning 75% of the medals including 3 golds, 2 silvers and 4 bronzes

We entered 22 divers, a third of the 71 divers competing and they represented 12 Boroughs, more than 50% of the 23 London Boroughs that participated.

Junior Girls:

Seven divers competed and we won the top five spots. Katharine Torrance (Bromley) put a terrific performance to win gold over Rosie Cardoe (Wandsworth) followed with a bronze by Jessica Royes (Croydon).  Isobel Ruff (Lewisham) and Scarlett Mew Jenson (Tower Hamlets) took fourth and fifth with Kate Martin (Lambeth) finishing 13th and Carrianne Koler (Greenwich) in 18th.

Junior Boys:

We had five divers competing.  Our young developing divers, Francis Papworth (Croydon) won bronze and Kishen Patel (Bromley) finished fifth with Miles Lugenuhl (Lambeth) 9th,  Ford Fagan (Islington) 11th, Pele Julian (Hackney) 14th and Alexander Samarin (Greenwich) in 19th.

Senior Girls:

Seven of our divers competed out of the 18 entries and for the second time we took the five top spots. The main battle was between Georgia Ward (Ealing) and Holly Lewis (Bromley).  Georgia had the superior degree of difficulty but Holly kept up with her scoring 8.5s & 9.0 on her second dive. In the end Georgia pipped Holly for gold winning by just 0.45 of a point.  Francesca Del Celo (Wandsworth) took bronze.  Amber Sheppard (Croydon) finished 4th and a 5th for Ella Whiting (Haringey).  Our two novice divers, Lauren Hosannah (Lambeth) and Rebekah Koler (Greenwich) finished 13th and 14th

Senior Boys:

Three Palace divers competed and finished 1st, 3rd and 4th.  Jack Morgan (Waltham Forrest) looked the strongest and broke the 200 barrier to take Gold.  George Skitini (Bromley) without any practice performed a steady performance and took the bronze medal and Thomas Martin (Lambeth) placed 4th.

Results:

LYG 2011 Diving Results