England Diving completely blew away the competition at the Commonwealth Games after coming away with a record medal haul.
The team collected a total of 15 medals across the men’s, women’s, and mixed events — six of them were gold, four were silver and five bronze.
It was a perfect England 1-2 finish on the final day of Birmingham 2022 to round off the impressive medal count. Noah Williams and Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix came out on top in the mixed synchronised 10m platform event, followed by compatriots Kyle Kothari and Lois Toulson in second.
To honour England’s best ever performance in Commonwealth history, the gold and silver winners of the final event performed a brilliant celebration in front of fans at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre.
Williams, Spendolini-Sirieix, Kothari, and Toulson all sprinted towards the pool and belly-flopped into the water as the crowd roared around them.
You can watch the brilliant clip here:
🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥈🥈🥈🥈🥉🥉🥉🥉🥉— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 8, 2022
Team England CLEANED UP in the diving 🔥
It's their most successful Games in Commonwealth history 🙌
Belly flops all round to celebrate for good measure 🤣#BBCCWG pic.twitter.com/ZwgFUAMxi2
Supporters celebrated both inside the arena and on social media as the divers made history for their nation.
“Amazing! Congratulations @TeamEngland. Top of the diving medal table,” one fan wrote on Twitter in response to the celebration video.
England’s Commonwealth history-making divers
England finished at the top of the diving medal table for the third Games running after cleaning up at both the 2014 and 2018 Games. However, this year’s haul of 15 medals is a new record for the country and one that will certainly be tough to match.
The first diving gongs of the 2022 Commonwealth Games came when Jack Laugher took gold in the men’s 1m springboard final, followed by Spendolini-Sirieix claiming the women’s 10m platform title and Toulson banking second place on Thursday.
Laugher then teamed up with Anthony Harding to win the men’s synchronised 3m springboard final and topped his medal count off with bronze in the 3m springboard individual event.
Williams and Matty Lee took gold in the men’s synchronised 10m platform, Amy Elizabeth Rollinson earned the women’s 1m springboard bronze, and a stunning performance from England in the men’s 3m springboard final saw Daniel Goodfellow, Jordan Houlden, and Laugher claim gold, silver and bronze respectively.
Spendolini-Sirieix’s medals kept coming on Saturday when she partnered Eden Cheng to silver in the women’s synchronised 10m platform event, while Robyn Birch and Emily Martin took the bronze.
The final medals of the tournament came through Lee’s bronze in the men’s 10m platform final and of course, the iconic gold and silver finishes in the mixed synchronised 10m platform.