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Jack Laugher

First ever British Diving Gold medallist at the Olympic Games

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4 October 2019Me and my medals: Jack Laugher on Olympic gold, his MBE... and his Starbucks mugs

Me and my medals: Jack Laugher on Olympic gold, his MBE... and his Starbucks mugs

Great Britain’s most successful diver won the nation’s first Olympic diving gold and then followed it up with silver in Rio in 2016

Laugher displays his medals bar at his home in West Yorkshire
Laugher displays his medals bar at his home in West Yorkshire
GUZELIAN

Medals bar
They’re the big ones at one end, the Olympic gold and silver. The World Championships come next, Europeans, Commonwealth through to junior medals. When I look at the Olympic gold, it reminds me of being in Rio after our dive, the Chinese were still to go, and I said to Chris [Mears, his synchro partner], “I’m OK with silver.” We saw their dive go in, then we just burst into tears.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/me-and-my-medals-jack-laugher-on-olympic-gold-his-mbe-and-his-starbucks-mugs-vkbxnth3l