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One for the history books: City of Sheffield diver Yasmin Harper synchro success in Fukuoka

One of our own, Yasmin Harper springs to World Aquatics Championships success with 3m synchro partner, Scarlett Mew Jensen.

Despite being a new pair, young Team GB divers Yasmin Harper and Scarlett Mew Jensen arrived in Fukuoka, Japan off the back of a gold medal at the British Championships at Harper’s home pool, Ponds Forge.

Yasmin Harper @yasminharperr and Scarlett Mew Jensen @scarlettmjensen. Image taken by Jack Laugher @jacklaugher.

Thinking back to their fantastic performance at a national level, I had no doubt that the pair could achieve incredible things in Japan.

After qualifying in 3rd place in the preliminary round, I was excited to stream the final of the event. It was a consistently brilliant performance for Harper and Mew Jensen, who after their first-round dive climbed up to the silver medal position.

It was their fourth dive that saw them get their highest score of the day. My jaw dropped as they aced the 3.1 difficulty dive and was not surprised when they scored 70.68. At the end of the five rounds, they secured their silver medal position!

It meant so much more than just a medal, as their medal finish qualifies them for the Paris Olympics in 2024! Not only this, but Yasmin Harper and Scarlett Mew Jensen became only the second Team GB women to medal at the World Aquatics Championships with the first only coming the day before through Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix and Lois Toulson. It is clear that the women in the Team GB diving team are ready to challenge on the biggest stage, which is so inspiring to see.

City of Sheffield diver, Yasmin Harper is representing at the highest international level and continues to achieve incredible things. It is going to be so exciting to see what happens next for and we should all be supporting her journey as she goes from strength to strength.


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