Jack Laugher and Chris Mears clinch Commonwealth gold

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England's Jack Laugher and Chris Mears kept Team England's gold rush in the diving going, when they claimed gold in the 3m synchronised springboard, at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh.

More gold for Team England

The gold medal by Laugher and Mears gave England a 45th gold medal of the Games and third of the diving competition so far.

Laugher and Mears took gold with a points tally of 431.94, with Australia's Matthew Mitcham and Grant Nel finishing in silver medal position on 403.14.

Medals continue top flow for Team England as Nick Robinson-Baker and Freddie Woodward of England claimed bronze with 364.41.

Laugher a former World and European Junior Champion, scored 449.90 for his six dives to take gold in the 1m springboard on the opening day of the diving competition, ahead of the Australian pair of Matthew Mitcham who claimed silver and Grant Nel who finished in the bronze medal position.

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The 19-year old from Harrogate, followed that up last night with silver in the 3m springboard after being edged out by Ooi Tze Liang from Malaysia.

However he put that disappointment behind him alongside best friend Mears, with three of their six dives being scored in the eighties, to clinch the Commonwealth title and complete what has been a tremendously successful games for the diving sensation.

"It was amazing," Laugher said. "The Commonwealth Games have been an absolute dream for me. I was hoping, if I could get lucky, to come away with three medals.

"To come away with two golds and a silver is absolutely fantastic. To do the last one with my best mate and to get that alongside each other is what we've been dreaming of all year."

More diving success 

Other medal medal winners for Team England in the diving so far include, Alicia Blagg and Rebecca Gallantree who combined to win the 3m synchronised springboard on Wednesday, while Sarah Barrow and Tonia Couch claimed silver in the women's synchronised 10m platform.

With four more events still to go until the competition comes to an end, Team England still has a great chance to increase their tally, beginning with the women's 1m springboard final, Gallantree, Blagg and Starling hoping to get on the podium for the team.

Laugher and Mears in FINA diving action

After the women, Tom Daley, makes his first appearance of the Games when he teams up with James Denny in the 10m synchronised.

Alicia Blagg and Rebecca Gallantree have a chance to make it another gold when they take part in the 3m springboard final tomorrow evening, before the curtain comes down on the diving competition with tom Daley back in the spotlight as he attempts to defend his 10m platform which he won four years ago in Delhi.

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