[38], Jack Laugher partnered with Dan Goodfellow in men's synchronised 3m springboard since his regular partner Chris Mears had decided to take a break from competition and then retired. Official website of Olympic Diving Champion Jack Laugher. [20], In July 2014, he won bronze in the 3m springboard at the World Cup held in Shanghai. [26], At the 2016 Olympics, Laugher and Mears became the first ever diving gold medal winners for Great Britain in the men's synchronised 3-metre springboard. [22], At the 2015 World Championship in Kazan, Russia, Laugher and Mears won bronze in the 3m springboard synchro, thus qualifying for the Rio Olympics. [14][15], Greg Louganis was reported as being impressed with Laugher's diving. Today, 11 April, marks exactly a year since Team England’s Jack Laugher won 1m Springboard diving gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. [4], Laugher was a double Commonwealth Games champion for England at the 2014 Games in Glasgow, a triple champion in 2018, and the first British diver to win two medals at the same World Championships, the 2015 World Championships. David Davies/PA Archive/PA Images. 224.2k Followers, 469 Following, 623 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Jack Laugher MBE (@jacklaugher) Jack is an Olympic Champion, three-time European diving Champion and five-time diving Commonwealth Champion. [9] He began to learn diving at the Harrogate and District Diving Club at the Hydro. [37] He won a total of 5 international titles in 2018, for which he was honoured with European male diver of the year a second time by Ligue Europeenne de Natation (LEN). Jack David Laugher MBE (/ l ɔː / LOR; born 30 January 1995) is a British diver competing for Great Britain and England. See more ideas about Jack laugher, Jack, Rio olympics 2016. [21] Soon afterwards at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, he won the Gold medal in the 1m springboard, then a second gold in the 3m synchro with Chris Mears. [17] He won the 3m Synchro competition with Tom Daley. Jack David Laugher MBE (/lɔː/ LOR; born 30 January 1995) is a British diver competing for Great Britain and England. A specialist on springboard, he competes in individual springboard events, and in synchronised events with Chris Mears and later Daniel Goodfellow. Normally, you would expect being in a strong place going into the last dive to be a reassuring situation, but Laugher believes it actually adds to the pressure. Jack Laugher MBE-Age: 25-Hometown: Harrogate-Coach: Adam Smallwood-Springboard diver, synchro partner: Jack Laugher. On 6 August 2012, he competed in the Men's 3-metre springboard,[12] but he failed to make it to the semi-final stage. [23] Laugher then won a second bronze in the individual 3m springboard, making him the first Briton to win two medals in a World Championships. [16], In 2012 Laugher was selected for the Great Britain 2012 London Olympics team. [34], At the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow/Edinburgh, Laugher won gold in the men's 1 metre springboard. About Jack. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. “At the start I was really nervous. Jack Laugher Photos - Gold medalists Jack Laugher (3rdL) and Chris Mears (3rdR) of England pose with Silver medalists Matthew Mitcham (L) and Grant Nel (2ndL) of Australia and Bronze medalists Nick Robinson- Baker (2ndR) and Freddie Woodward (R) of England during the medal ceremony for the Men's Synchronised 3m Springboard Final at Royal Commonwealth Pool during day nine of the Glasgow … Today, 11 April, marks exactly a year since Team England’s Jack Laugher won 1m Springboard diving gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. [24], In January 2016, Laugher suffered a foot injury while training. So when Chris Mears and Jack Laugher become Olympic champions in the synchronized 3m springboard event last night (August 10), the pair, who are also best friends, were obviously overcome with the sheer enormity of their achievement. “Having the chance to win the gold medal so easily in my last dive was actually really nerve-wracking because I knew that all I needed to do was an okay dive. Jack Laugher is a British diver who rose to fame after winning gold medals in the 1-meter and 3-meter diving contests at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014.He along with Chris Mears won Britain’s 1st Olympic gold medal in diving in the synchro 3m … [2] Laugher and Mears became Britain's first diving Olympic champions by winning a gold medal in the men's synchronised 3m springboard event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, an achievement many had expected double world 10m champion Tom Daley would achieve first. [28] However they finished out of the medal position in fourth at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships. See more ideas about jack laugher, swimmer, chris mears. Mar 28, 2017 - Explore Guy Paul's board "JACK LAUGHER", followed by 624 people on Pinterest. In 2017, Jack was awarded his … [18], Laugher first teamed up with Chris Mears in the 3-metre Springboard in 2013. A specialist on springboard, he competes in individual springboard events, and in synchronised events with Chris Mears and later Daniel Goodfellow. [35] He won a second gold in the men's 3-metre springboard,[36] and added a silver to this tally in the championships with a second place in the 3-metre synchro springboard with Chris Mears. Laugher said: “I have competed in 3 Commonwealth Games now and the Gold Coast was a special place, so I was happy with how I did and everything worked out perfectly. "[45][46], In 2017 Laugher won Diver of the Year at the British Swimming Awards. Youtube; Facebook; Twitter; Twitter; Jack Laugher [4], Laugher and Mears won three silvers in the 3m Synchro in four events of the Fina/NVC Diving World Series, two in China[27] and one in Russia. [5] In 2015, Laugher won the overall title in the FINA Diving World Series for 3-metre springboard. But I went through my normal routine, had a big breakfast, chatted to my coach, keep it all light and fun through the day and enjoy myself.”. They scored 454.32, beating the American Sam Dorman and Michael Hixon (450.21) and the Chinese pair Qin Kai and Cao Yuan in bronze (443.70). [10] He broke his upper arm when he was 14 during a trampolining competition, and had a metal plate inserted to hold his humerus bone together. [6], Laugher was born on 30 January 1995 in Harrogate, North Yorkshire to David and Jackie Laugher. [30] The next day, he added another gold after winning the 3m springboard event,[31] then followed it up with a third gold of the Games after winning the men's 3-metre synchronised springboard with Chris Mears. [3] A week later, Laugher won a silver in the men's individual 3m springboard at the same Games, becoming the first British diver to win multiple Olympic diving medals at the same Games. masquin > Feet > Jack Laugher Barefoot. [32] Earlier in the year, Mears and Laugher also won a silver in 3-metre synchro springboard at the 2018 FINA Diving World Cup held in Wuhan. [25] In May 2016, he won the 3m synchronised springboard at the European Championships in London with Mears, and a silver in the individual 3m springboard. He added: “The first day of events in diving was really scary because it was the 1m event which I don’t’ really compete in that often and to make things worse I was the first diver to go so I was the kicking the Commonwealth Games off for diving. [33] He also won a bronze in individual 3m springboard at the same event. Jack Laugher has competed for both Team GB and Team England in the Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games respectively. The 24-year-old, who is based at City of Leeds Diving Club, found it a nervous experience trying out an unfamiliar event in the 1m springboard in a different competition environment but clearly prevailed taking home the gold. Laugher and Mears win 3m Synchro gold August 10, 2016. “Being outdoors in Australia, a completely different facility and dealing with wind, sun and rain was nerve-wracking. [19] In October 2013 he took on the role of Ambassador for the sport of VX. [41] In his individual 3m springboard, after leading for much of the competition, he finished in the bronze position after an error in the final dive. For further information please contact info@sports-sphere.com or call us on the number below.. Sports Sphere Unit 13 Baltimore House Juniper Drive Battersea Reach London SW18 1TS. Oct 14, 2018 - Explore Peter Watson's board "chris mears", followed by 104 people on Pinterest. See more ideas about chris mears, chris, jack laugher. [43][44] Laugher is supportive of the LGBT community and said: "I have quite a few gay friends, just from school and people I've met through diving and my journey. [48] He was named European male diver of the year for 2016 by Ligue Europeenne de Natation (LEN), and again in 2018. Being named the world's finest male synchronized divers after years of training and hard work is bound to be a little emotional. Jack Laugher’s sock bulge, Ronnie Woo’s buns, & Wilson Cruz’s bedtime Instastuds Zac Efron’s swing, Anthony Bowens’ progress, & Steve Grand’s endless beach vacay In October 2012, Laugher became the Junior World champion again, winning the 3m springboard in Adelaide, Australia. [7], Laugher has stated that his surname is pronounced 'Law'. Laugher, from Harrogate, struggled with an ankle injury in the build-up to the Gold Coast, but battled through and showed his usual resilience and incredible talent to bring home a total of three gold medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. [11], Laugher won the one-metre and three-metre springboard titles at the 2010 European Junior Championships and the 2010 World Junior Championships. “When I am on the board I am very tranquil, almost as if there is no voice in head, just me and it helps me clear my head and become at one with the diving to focus on what I needed to do.”. [13] In October that year, he represented England at the 2010 Commonwealth Games where he was partnered with Oliver Dingley in the synchro. Chris Mears and Jack Laugher hear of their victory. [3] Laugher also won Silver medal in the individual 3-metre springboard. [38], Laugher, along with Mears, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to diving. 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[47] At the 2018 British Swimming Awards, he won both the Diving Athlete of the Year and the Overall Athlete of the Year. I was trying to think about getting the best performance, and putting on a great show for everybody. [42], Laugher started dating Lois Toulson in early 2017. Concerning male friendships, the past decade can be seen as the decade of the bromance. Jack Laugher and Chris Mears dominated the 3m Springboard final on the fourth day of diving in Rio, to secure Team GB’s first ever Olympic gold medal in the sport.. Their first dive of the competition was well executed, scoring 52.80 to set a solid foundation for the remainder of the rounds. Laugher, from Harrogate, struggled with an ankle injury in the build-up to the Gold Coast, but battled through and showed his usual resilience and incredible talent to bring home a total of three gold medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. [1][7] He was educated at Ripon Grammar School, a co-educational state grammar school in Ripon, North Yorkshire. [29], At the 2018 Commonwealth Games held on the Gold Coast, Australia, Laugher successfully defended his title on the 1m springboard. Jack was born on 30 Jan 1995 in North Yorkshire, England. Play As. It was so important to me to win the gold for Team England at the Commonwealth Games. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. [39][40] At the 2019 World Aquatics Championships held in Gwangju, South Korea, he won silver with Goodfellow in the 3m synchronised. Jack Laugher is an Olympic Diving Champion, three-time European Diving Champion, and a five-time Commonwealth Diving Champion. “This Commonwealth Games was no different, apart from the fact that I only had around two weeks training in advance due to an ankle operation, so I had to be careful but really wanted to win. Everyone should feel comfortable to be gay and be who they are. Laugher also stresses the importance of staying calm during competition, not letting the pressure get to you and his routine before his dives. Jan 10, 2020 - Explore Chris's board "Jack Laugher" on Pinterest. Contact. Find out about diver Jack Laugher: Age, siblings, weight, height, What he did before fame, his family life Latest information about him on social networks [12], In September 2010, he competed at the World Junior Championships in Tucson, Arizona and won gold at both the 1m and 3m springboard events. Original; Share. first Olympic diving gold medal with victory in the men's synchronised 3m springboard in Rio. Luckily on the day the temperature was nice, weather was good and I somehow managed to get myself in a great place and get that gold medal. 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