CLECKHEATON'S Lois Toulson admits her diving bronze medal in the Commonwealth Games came as a surprise.

She won bronze in the 10-metre women’s platform behind the host country's Melissa Wu on the Gold Coast in Australia.

The Huddersfield-born 18-year-old said: “I didn’t expect winning a medal at all, I just wanted to dive well and I’m really pleased with how I did.

“I’ve been diving for ten years and doing a lot of practice with that kind of stuff. Trying to move on no matter how the last time went."

It was smiles all round for Toulson after her boyfriend Jack Laugher claimed his second gold medal of the Games.

Toulson, who was competing in her first Games, said: “Obviously, Jack (Laugher) won today and yesterday as well so it meant a lot for him to come and give me a hug.

“Synchro is what got me to the Olympics so to being up there in the individual now means a lot.”

"I was on fire from the start," said Laugher, who added the men's three metres springboard title to the one metre gold he claimed on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old Harrogate diver – who is a member of City of Leeds Diving Club like Toulson – finished with a score of 519.40 points – 66.70 clear of his nearest challenger.

Canada's Philippe Gagne took silver with 452.70 and bronze went to Australia's James Connor with 438.50, while England's Ross Haslam was fourth and Scotland's James Heatly fifth.

It was a fourth Commonwealth gold for Laugher, who upgraded the silver he won at Glasgow 2014.

And the victory came after Laugher qualified in a lowly fifth under the hot morning sun. The Yorkshireman thrived under the dark, floodlit skies.

"I'm really proud of my score," he added. "I was very emotional on the podium then. I love the England anthem (Jerusalem).

"And to be able to hear that and think about how gutted I was back in Glasgow and then come here to absolutely smash it today and win the gold medal, it really means a lot to me.

"Sometimes after an upset you do come back stronger. After Glasgow I've come back here with the intention to try to win it and I have done today, so I'm really proud of myself."

Laugher's bid for a third gold medal of the Games will come tomorrow in the synchronised 3m springboard final where Chris Mears will be his partner.