Teenagers Cheng and Toulson win diving gold at European Championships

07 August 2018 07:14
• 15-year-old Cheng competes in her first major competition• Laugher wins gold in men’s springboard eventThe innocence of youth, they say, brings insulation from fear. Eden Cheng, 15 years young, betrayed little sign of nerves or trepidation when she stood beside Lois Toulson on the highest board above Edinburgh’s Royal Commonwealth Pool on Tuesday and threw herself towards the great blue yonder.The European Championships is her first major diving competition. It will forever form part of her storybook. Sitting in fifth place after three rounds, the teenagers rebounded to land gold in the 10m platform synchro event after five leaps of faith that overtook rivals from Russia and Germany. Related: 17-year-old Freya Anderson holds on to clinch Team GB mixed relay gold Related: Adam Peaty smashes world record to win European Championships gold Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian