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Olympic Aspirations. Going for Gold.

East Whitby had a fantastic visit from potential Olympian and Commonwealth silver medallist James Denny.

James Denny made his first breakthrough in 2011, finishing fourth in the 1m Springboard and fifth in the 10m Platform at the British Gas Diving Championships to earn himself a spot at his first European Junior Championships where he secured top six finishes in both events in the oldest Group A age group.

The following season, he won his first individual domestic medals with 10m Platform silver at the British Gas National Cup then bronze in the same event at the British Gas Diving Championships in Sheffield.

After upgrading to silver at the season-opening 2013 British Gas Diving Championships in Plymouth, Denny was selected for his first senior Championship team, reaching the final before finishing ninth in the 10m Platform at the European Championships.

He made further progress in 2014, winning his first senior British title with 3m Springboard gold, then claiming his first senior international medal, combining with Tom Daley for 10m Synchro silver on his Commonwealth debut for England at Glasgow 2014.

It was great to get a really honest message about sticking at it and perservering. Also you have to respect anybody who can do a standing backflip.  He was joined by Mark Maspero an ex military PT instructor to put the children through their paces. They then did an assembly for the children. It was a great afternoon and hopefuly it will have inspired the children to try something new.

Good luck James in getting to the Rio Olympics in 2016 from all at East Whitby, we will be watching with great interest.

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