Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Jack Laugher takes bronze in 3m springboard diving final | Olympic News

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Jack Laugher takes bronze in 3m springboard diving final |  Olympic News

Jack Laugher wins his third Olympic medal; Chinese duo Xie Siyi and Wang Zongyuan take gold and silver; James Heatly finishes ninth

Last Updated: 03/08/21 8:45am

Jack Laugher claimed bronze in the men’s 3m springboard

Jack Laugher bagged the third Olympic medal of his diving career with bronze in the men’s 3m springboard final at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

The 26-year-old from Harrogate won gold and silver at Rio 2016 and he completed the set here, claiming a place on the podium as Xie Siyi took top spot, with Chinese compatriot Wang Zongyuan finishing runner-up.

It was a consistent display from Laugher, who did not drop below 81 points in his six dives with a best of 96.9 from his forward four and a half somersaults tuck.

Fellow Briton James Heatly qualified in fourth place but was unable to recover from a disappointing first dive in the 12-strong final and finished ninth.

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