St Albans’ Abbey Mileham takes diving gold in Manchester

PUBLISHED: 13:35 06 August 2018 | UPDATED: 13:37 06 August 2018

Abbey Mileham of St Albans won gold in the national skills diving competition in Manchester.

Abbey Mileham of St Albans won gold in the national skills diving competition in Manchester.

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A teenager from St Albans has won gold at a national diving tournament.

Abbey Mileham represented Beaumont Diving Academy by coming first place at the national skills diving competition in Manchester

The 13-year-old qualified from two south-east regional competitions where she needed to score 270 points or over.

She managed 309 at Tunbridge Wells and followed that by scoring 283 points in Southend.

And in the final, the Sandringham School pupil took top spot on the podium in the Girls’ 12-13 category with a total of 294.2 points.

As a result of getting gold in the Manchester national skills she will now go into the top level of competition in her age groups with her next big competition coming in October when she travels to Dublin.

She said: “I was so happy to win and I’m excited to move on to age groups where I can challenge myself even more and achieve greater success.”

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