First individual medal for French women since 1950

Rostock (LEN) – For the first time after 65 years, the French women have claimed their first European diving medal. Thanks to her silver medal in the 10m platform (323.60 points) at the Arena European Championships Diving, Laura Marino ended the dry spell for the “Equipe Tricolore”. It was at the 1950 Europeans in Vienna, that Nicole Pelissard (10m platform) and Madeline Moreau (3m springboard) claimed the last medals for France – both earned gold.

At the time, the Europeans in Vienna marked the end of a successful era for the French divers: they collected a total of six medals (four gold as well as one silver and bronze medal each) at the first two championships after World War Two. By the way - in Monte Carlo in 1947, Moreau and Pelissard claimed the podium’s top spot, too. Additionally, Jeanne Aubert Pinci earned the bronze medal in the 3m springboard. At the 1950 championships in Vienna Pelissard also claimed the silver medal in the 3m springboard.

As Mattieu Rosset already took the title in the 1m springboard (433.80 points) the French team could - winning yet another medal in Rostock - celebrate their 25th European Championship medal.

So far, the French divers have collected a total of eight gold, six silver and 10 bronze medals at European Championships.