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Jack Laugher

Springboard specialist Jack Laugher and partner Chris Mears made British diving history by winning gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The duo's success in the Men’s Synchronised 3m Springboard saw them earn Great Britain's first Olympic Diving gold and meant they added the Olympic title to their Commonwealth and European crowns.

A week later Laugher was once setting new national standards, claiming silver in the Men’s Individual 3m Springboard to become the first Briton to win more than one Olympic Diving medal at the same Games.

Laugher (pronounced Law), was inspired to take up diving by a lifeguard on a visit to his local swimming pool in Yorkshire when he was just seven years old.

Ten years later he made his Olympic debut at London 2012, but he failed to progress to the Semi-Final stage of the Individual 3m Springboard.

However, in October the same year he became junior world champion at 3m Springboard for the second time and, teaming up with Tom Daley, he also won the Synchronised 3m Springboard.

Laugher, who has also won two bronze medals at the World Championships, started working with Mears in 2013 and the pair are now best friends – even sharing a flat together.

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