Diver Jack Laugher: 'I'm just a normal kid from Yorkshire'

Great Britain's Jack Laugher has won a silver medal in the men's three metres springboard. Credit: PA

A "normal kid from Yorkshire", Jack Laugher celebrated a second Olympic medal after making history in the diving pool.

The 21-year-old, who claimed a gold with best friend Chris Mears in the synchronised 3 metres springboard last week, added a silver behindChina's Cao Yuan in the individual event.

Jack Laugher, from Ripon, is adamant his success will not change him once he returns home from the "weird Olympic bubble".

One thing he will do is take a ride on the number 36 bus from Ripon to Leeds, which was named after him following his gold medal with Mears.

He said:

Laugher produced a consistently excellent series of dives on Tuesday, only once dropping below 80 points and posting three scores in the 90s to finishcomfortably ahead of Germany's Patrick Hausding in third.

It was all a very different story to the morning's semi-final, when three poordives left him on the brink of elimination.

Great Britain's Jack Laugher during the men's 3m springboard final. Credit: PA

He attributed his semi-final struggle to nerves as well as the colour of thepool. Having been restored to sparkling blue from murky green, the sun made it tricky to spot his entry.

There were no such concerns in the evening final.

He admitted refocusing after the high of the synchro gold had been difficult,saying: