CLECKHEATON diver Lois Toulson bagged gold at the European Championships in Glasgow this week.
The 18-year-old former Whitcliffe Mount pupil and her partner Eden Chang, 15, came top in the women’s synchronised 10m platform event.
The British pair marked only their second competition together in style, catapulting from third to first with their final dive of the day on Tuesday, having been fifth mid-way through the event.
They scored an unbeatable 69.12 which knocked Russia down to silver and Germany took bronze.
The City of Leeds diver said: “I definitely wasn’t expecting that.
“We were just happy to come here and compete to get experience because we only started diving together earlier this year, so to win is amazing.
“We have got a lot of potential with Eden being so young and I’m not too old myself, so we’ve got a long way to go and this is a great start to our career together.
“I don’t tend to look at the scores too much but you know you can always get up there with one good dive and that’s what we did.
“I always enjoy doing a competition before my individual events to get me going, so this has put me in a great place for the next few days.”
Toulson finished fifth in the women’s 10m platform event on Wednesday. Her success comes after winning bronze in the women’s 10m platform at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, in April.