PLYMOUTH’S Matthew Dixon produced an eye-catching performance to win a medal at the USA leg of the FINA Grand Prix in Mission Viejo.
Dixon, who turns 19 this week, took silver in the men’s platform event with an impressive 471.10 points. He was only beaten by Mexico’s Randall Willars Valdez, who scored 479.55 points. Those two were nearly 30 points ahead of anyone else in the final.
The Devonian averaged nearly 79 points for his six dives in the final and he would have been particularly pleased with the 94.35 points he scored for his new 109C forward four-and-a-half somersault tuck.
It was Dixon’s second individual medal in seven days having won bronze at the Canada Cup FINA Grand Prix in Calgary.
In Canada, Dixon had also added a mixed three-metre synchro silver medal to his collection with Scarlett Mew-Jensen. However, the pair could not repeat that in Mission Viejo and has to settle for fifth spot.