Crystal Palace Diver Kyle Kothari wins Junior European Championships in Italy attachment

Kyle (16 years) beat the Russian and Norwegian to prove he is the best Junior platform diver in Europe.

Scoring perfect 10 on his arm stand dive he went on to win by just a 9.20 point margin over the Russian, Nikita Sheikher and 53.15 points ahead of 3rd place Norwegian, Daniel Jensen.

Kyle is coached by former top International Chinese diver Xiangyan Kong who has a further 5 divers on National Squads.

Xiangyan said Kyle’s performance was outstanding as this was only his second international and he was one of the youngest in the competition and he has only been diving for a few years after moving from Gymnastics.

Kyle will be next action at the Junior World Championships in Russia in September.

Winner of the 2014 Junior European Championships in Italy

Kyle Kothari Winner of the 2014 Junior European Championships in Italy