CLECKHEATON teenager Lois Toulson has won the Spirit of the Commonwealth Games Award for diving after securing Team England’s first women’s platform medal at a Commonwealth Games in 44 years.

Taking part in her first Games, Toulson secured a bronze medal in the women’s 10m platform event on Australia’s Gold Coast earlier this year and was duly rewarded at Swim England's National Awards 2018 ceremony.

She finished with a total of 344.20 points and said: “I wasn’t expecting a medal at all. I just wanted to dive well and I’m really pleased with how I did.

“It was a really tough field too. It’s amazing to do this in the individual, it means a lot.”

Toulson also took part in the 10m synchronised event alongside Robyn Birch, where the pair finished fifth overall.