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English partnership Matty Lee and Noah Williams win synchronised diving gold at Commonwealth Games

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Matty Lee revealed that he and partner Noah Williams were suffering with cramp as they won gold in the men’s 10-metre synchronised platform event on Friday.

The pair topped the leaderboard after facing close competition from Canada and Australia, who placed second and third, respectively.

Williams has already tasted success in the the 10-metre synchronised, winning a silver medal with Matthew Dixon on the Gold Coast in 2018.

Lee is also no stranger to success in the discipline having won gold in the Tokyo Olympics alongside Tom Daley, but was delighted to have added a Commonwealth medal to his collection.

“I’m feeling very, very good,” Lee said. “That was my first ever Commonwealth medal, and that’s something I’ve always wanted to do.

“You know I’ve done quite well in my career but Commonwealths is always one I’ve wanted to do well at, I’m just so happy me and Noah came out on top today.”

Earlier on, Jack Laugher was full of praise after he sealed his second gold medal of the Commonwealth Games, winning the men’s synchronised three-metre springboard event alongside  Anthony Harding.

In a relatively new partnership, they topped the leaderboard in Friday’s event at Sandwell Aquatics Centre with 438.33 points, winning by a massive 61.56 points.

For Harding, it is his first medal on his Commonwealth debut and the 22-year-old was delighted to finally have the chance to show what he can do. He said: “I’m over the moon with it, I mean, I did a pretty OK performance, I could have done a little better, I know Jack’s maybe a little disappointed, but I have just worked so hard for this.

“I have waited plenty of years, I’ve watched him [Laugher] at three other Commonwealths, three Olympics, so it’s been a while for me to get onto this kind of stage and he’s a massive help.”

Laugher came into the competition with plenty of experience in the discipline, having won it at Glasgow 2014 and the Gold Coast in 2018 alongside partner Chris Mears.

He also won gold in Thursday’s one-metre individual springboard event and has a chance to add a third in today’s three-metre individual springboard. “Two in two days, it’s been great,” Laugher said. “I struggled to get to sleep last night a little bit, felt a little bit worse for wear this morning really… ”

 


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