Ukrainian became the youngest European champion

Oleksii Sereda has become the youngest gold medallist ever in the history of the diving European Championships that took place in Kyiv on 5-11 August. He came first in the prelims and performed six outstanding dives in the 10m final in front of 2,000 cheering fans. 

Oleksii Sereda
Photo: Facebook\Leonid Giryavets

Sereda, who is 13 years and 7 months, lowered the age record of Tom Daley (GBR) who won the title aged 13 years and 10 months in Eindhoven 2008.  In addition, he won another silver with Oleg Serbin in synchronous jumps from the tower. In total, the Ukrainians won 7 medals for three gold, three silver and one bronze.