Despite still only being 25, Jack Laugher has already written his name into Team England Diving history across the three Commonwealth Games he has competed in to date.
With an appearance at a home games in two years time on the cards, the Yorkshireman will be hoping to add to his already glittering collection of medals. Team England caught up with Laugher to talk through his Commonwealth Journey so far.
I think I’ve developed massively since going out to my first Commonwealth Games at Delhi 2010. It was a huge learning experience for me, being only 15 years old and going on to the world stage for the first time. It was a massive learning curve, and even though it didn’t go so well it paid off further down the line.
3m springboard - 11th place
3m synchro - 7th place
Four years later I got two golds and a silver in Glasgow 2014, it felt amazing to get that first gold medal. Obviously being in Glasgow it wasn’t technically a Team England home Games, however, it was extremely important for me to go out there and demonstrate how well I had progressed over the past couple of years. I felt that I definitely did that coming home with two golds and a silver.
1m springboard - Gold
3m springboard - Silver
3m synchro -Gold
Gold Coast 2018
However, the pressure was there for me to do better four years on at Gold Coast 2018. I felt like I’d gotten better as a diver, stronger and more mentally capable of going out there and performing and I got those golds again. It was amazing to defend my title, and to do one better and get those three golds was simply unbelievable.
1m springboard - Gold
3m springboard - Gold
3m synchro - Gold
It would mean a huge amount for me to represent Team England at Birmingham 2022, I’ve always wanted to do a Team England home Games, and it would be absolutely amazing for me. Especially with the aquatics centre being built in Sandwell which was where my Mum grew up, so it’s really personal for me and it would be amazing to go out there and show the Team England fans and everyone across the country how much it means to us all. Hopefully I’ll continue my Commonwealth Games success and it would be lovely in 2022 to bring home three gold medal as well.