Edinburgh divers win at British Championships

James Heatly in action
James Heatly in action
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Three divers based in Edinburgh won medals at the British Diving Championships in Plymouth over the weekend.

James Heatly, Lucas Thomson and Gemma McArthur all managed to win places on the podium in various events.

Edinburgh Diving Club’s Heatly, 20, went into the second day on Saturday on the back of winning gold in the men’s 3 metre synchro and a bronze in the men’s 1 metre on Friday. In the men’s 3 metre he finished third to pick up another bronze with a score of 408.55 points. Jack Haslam was crowned champion with 438.50 points.

Later in the day Heatly teamed up with club team mate Thomson, the 16-year-old Balerno High School pupil, in the men’s 10 metre synchro.

They picked up a bronze medal, scoring 348.72 points with Matty Dixon and Kyle Kothari winning the event with 406.17 points.

McArthur, who is usually based in Southampton and now is training with Heatly and Thomson in Edinburgh for a few months, took a bronze in the women’s 10 metre event.

The 19-year-old posted 272.30 points, Lois Toulson winning with 336.90 points.

On day three on Sunday Thomson set a personal best in the men’s 10 metre event, going on to finish sixth.