Gemma Clinches National Title

Congratulations to all of Southampton’s divers on some superb performances at the recent British National Diving Championships in Plymouth. Most especially though, a huge well done to Southampton’s new National Champion, Gemma McArthur!

We hope to have photographs and a press release soon, but in the meantime, here’s what British Diving had to say about an amazing performance.

Southampton Diving’s Gemma McArthur excelled in the women’s 10m Platform to win her first national title.
McArthur showed her composure to score over 50 points in every round but really showed her potential in the second round.
She scored 70.40 points for her Back 2 ½ Somersaults 1 ½ Twists piked to move her into first position.
She finished with a score of 310.80 to win the gold and meet the criteria for nomination for the 2018 Commonwealth Games to represent Scotland.

“It feels amazing to win, I’m so pleased,” McArthur said. “I couldn’t believe it when I saw the results! I was so excited and happy
“My dives went really well. I scored really well on each dive so I was just amazed.
“Training’s been going well over the last few weeks or so, so I’m really pleased to get my dives in the competition too. I was just looking forward to it.
“I’ve been working on getting my dives back after a patch of injury in the summer. It’s just been about getting them back as best I can.”