Spendolini-Sirieix and Williams win 10m synchro gold
Spendolini-Sirieix has been one of the breakout stars of the Games.
England's 17-year-old star Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix and Noah Williams won their second gold medals of Birmingham 2022 with victory in the mixed 10m synchronised platform.
Spendolini-Sirieix has been one of the breakout stars of the Games and added gold to the women's 10m platform she won last Thursday and also the women's synchronised silver she won with Eden Cheng.
Williams has also enjoyed a superb Games, having already won men's synchronised gold alongside Matty Lee.
The pair led an England one-two as Lois Mae Toulson and Kyle Kothari claimed an impressive silver ahead of the Australian pair of Cassiel Rousseau and Emily Boyd.
It meant England ended a stunning Diving competition with 15 medals - including a record six golds.
Spendolini-Sirieix said: “I’m very honoured to have been a part of this team, it was extremely strong and we showed everyone how powerful we are.
“I came here with no expectations, I just wanted to have fun and improve all of my dives. I made a decision to train even harder than I was over the last couple of months and it definitely worked.
“I’m not going to put pressure on myself. Whether there is external pressure or not the internal pressure is the one which makes you crumble.
“I told Noah, if we do well we can all belly flop (to celebrate). So I got Kyle, Lois, me and Noah and said ‘come and guys let’s go and belly flop’. They didn’t really know what was happening but we had fun and it was the perfect way to end the competition.
“Now we have got Europeans so I will focus on that, after that I will take a break, have my summer holiday and come back even stronger.”
Spendolini-Sirieix has been one of the stories of the Games, with father Fred, the maitre d’ on Channel 4’s First Dates, promising to take his daughter to New York after her first gold.
She and Williams were second after the opening dives but moved into top spot the following round.
They remained there in a battle with Kothari and Toulson and an inward 3½ somersaults tuck left them in pole position ahead of the final round and they took gold by 14.52 points ahead of their team-mates.
Grace Reid and James Heatley claimed gold in the mixed synchronised 3m springboard to win Scotland's 50th medal of the Games.
For Heatley it ended a run of three fourth-placed finishes in Birmingham as they finished 1.98 points ahead of Australia's Maddison Keeney and Shixin Li.
Reid, who claimed her second Commonwealth gold, was delighted to win it for Scotland.
"Honestly, it doesn't feel like it's sunk it yet and I'm so delighted," Reid said.
"We've had some disappointments earlier on in the programme so to come back and to end our programme like that I'm so happy.
"I did hit my board on my third dive but it's about how you come back and sometimes the comeback is better than the setback.
"I did feel a lot of pressure because I wanted to do well and being a part of Team Scotland is so special and I wanted to add to that."
Bronze went to Malaysia's Muhammad Syafiq Puteh and Nur Dhabitah Sabri.