Heatly and Thomson take haul of medals at British Championships

Lucas Thomson competing in the men's 10m platform final during the British Diving Championships at the Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh. Picture: Mark Runnacles/PA Wire
Lucas Thomson competing in the men's 10m platform final during the British Diving Championships at the Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh. Picture: Mark Runnacles/PA Wire
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Local divers collected a number of medals at the British Championships at the Royal Commonwealth Pool which ended on Sunday.

On Friday in the men’s 10m synchro event James Heatly and Lucas Thomson, both from Edinburgh Diving Club, won gold.

Heatly and Thomson put in a strong performance scoring over 60 on all of their optional dives.

They secured 94.20 points for the required dives to put them in a good position for the optional rounds. They won gold with 362.34 points.

Heatly, 20, said: “That was amazing. That was our first ever competition together. To make it to the podium and to get to the top of it is just more than we expected.”

Thomson, 16, added: “We’ve just started working together this year. It worked really well for our first time. James is a good synchro partner to have, he is experienced so he communicates a lot and we seem to work quite well together.”

On Saturday Heatly, along with Freddie Woodward (City of Sheffield), took silver in the men’s 3m synchro event with a points score of 381.63.

And yesterday Heatly took bronze in the men’s 3m individual event.

Thomson finished seventh in the men’s 10m individual event.