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Leeds lads win Gold in Rio

Chris Mears 23, and Jack Laugher21  jump for joy

Chris Mears 23, and Jack Laugher21  jump for joy

Yorkshire is celebrating another episode of Olympic joy as Leeds lads Jack Laugher and Chris Mears won Olympic Gold Medals in the 3 metre spring board event last night. The narrowly beat the Chinese pair in a nail biting final. 

The best friends and housemates are thrilled with their win. They will undoubtedly return to the city of Leeds with rousing applause and accreditation at the end of August.  Yesterdays diving competition was of extreme high quality.

The divers have been diving in green waters after the open air pool turned green after two days of storms. Although the water has been tested and shows no signs of any substances in the water. 

Perfect synchronisation 

Perfect synchronisation 

Jack Laugher will now compete in the mens single events later this week. 

Both divers pose with their new Olympic Gold medals

Both divers pose with their new Olympic Gold medals

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