Diving: Freida Lim bags two gold medals at National Diving Championships

Freida Lim won two gold medals on the first day of the Singapore National Diving Championships, on July 2, 2016.
Freida Lim won two gold medals on the first day of the Singapore National Diving Championships, on July 2, 2016.ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG

SINGAPORE - Singapore's divers bagged two gold, three silver and three bronze medals on the first day of the Singapore National Diving Championships on Saturday (July 2).

Freida Lim, last year's SEA Games women's 10m platform bronze medallist, was the biggest winner of the evening at the OCBC Aquatic Centre with two gold medals.

The 18-year-old finished first in the women's individual age group A platform with a score of 391.0 points. Her score qualifies her to represent the Republic at the Fina World Junior Diving Championships in Kazan in November.

Lim also won the individual age A girls' 1m springboard event (340.55), ahead of fellow Singaporean Ashlee Tan (331.70), who also won the bronze in the women's Open 3m springboard.

Joining Lim to qualify for Kazan is Lee Yi, who finished third in the B boys' event with a score of 432.90.

Twins Mark and Timothy Lee had a good start to the competition too.

Mark won the silver medal in the men's Open 3m springboard with a score of 384.15 points, while Mark (331.60) and Timothy (317.10) finished second and third respectively in the men's Open 1m springboard.

This year's event will see 99 divers from nine countries competing over two days.