Jack is an Olympic gold and silver medallist and one of the stars of the Rio 2016 Olympics. In an event watched by well over eight million live on BBC, Jack and his dive partner Chris Mears shocked the world with a gold medal in the 3pm synchronised event. But Jack’s Games didn’t stop there, he followed this with individual silver, making him the most successful British diver of all time! After an extremely successful junior career, where he was a double junior World Champion, it’s fair to say Jack has made the difficult step up to the senior ranks with ease.
After gaining vital experience competing in a home Olympics in 2012, it didn’t take long for Jack to make his mark on the world stage. After becoming a double British Champion at the start of 2013, he was able to follow this up by winning his first senior global medal when he won Bronze at the Russian Grand Prix with a then personal best score.
Whilst 2013 would be viewed as a successful year in the eyes of many, 2014 was the year that Jack truly came of age. By winning medals in the 3m springboard at the Moscow, Canadian and Mexican World Series events as well as achieving the same feat in the 3m sychro with his partner Chris Mears, Jack showed he had become one of the best divers in the world. His results in the individual 3m springboard saw him win Bronze overall in the World Cup Series. Jack had an incredibly successful Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, winning Golds in the 1m Springboard and 3m synchronised, as well as a Silver in the individual. Jack finished the competition as one of Britain’s most successful athletes.
Whilst 2014 was without doubt a great year, the results in the 2015 World Series catapulted Jack into the limelight both domestically and abroad. Winning global titles in Russia, Dubai and Canada meant that Jack was crowned the overall Series winner and the number one ranked 3m springboard diver in the world. Jack was able to carry his form all the way through to the July World Championships in Kazan where he won Bronze medals in both the individual and synchronised events. Jack started this year superbly, winning Bronze in the 3m synchro with Chris in Dubai, and Silver in Kazan. The pair also did fantastically well in the European Championships, winning Gold to set them up perfectly for Rio.
Away from the diving board, Jack is your average young man. When not helping to repay the support shown in him by his sponsors, Jack can normally be found winding down with the playstation controller in his hand or catching up with friends. Relaxing summer holidays are also high on the agenda in the couple of weeks he has off a year. With Rio 2016 the ultimate goal, the next few months promise to be extremely exciting.