Abbie Baker, L5, joined top junior divers from all over England in Southampton at the end of October for the 11th Southampton invitational diving competition. Over 120 divers competed during 3 days of competition on both Platform and Springboard, with Southampton divers stealing the show and winning 13 of the 24 gold medals on offer.
Leading the way for Southampton was Abbie who dominated the girls’ 12/13 age group with an excellent display to win 3 out of 3 gold medals in the 1m and 3m springboard, and the platform competitions. Abbie dived consistently well all weekend and showed her inner strength by holding her nerve and calmly executing her toughest dives for an average of nearly 50 points to come from behind and finish on top of the podium in the girls 12/13 platform. Abbie gained personal bests on all three boards in the final. She will next be competing in Luton for the second of the Grand Prix events at the end of November.