Dingley places fifth in Edinburgh; Greene misses out on final in Glasgow

Dingley places fifth in Edinburgh; Greene misses out on final in Glasgow
Oliver Dingley

Oliver Dingley has registered his best ever finish at a major championships.

The 2016 Olympian placed fifth in the final of the men's 1-metre springboard at the European Championships in Edinburgh.

His fifth of six jumps had placed him within touching distance of a medal.

Just 6.5 points separated Dingley from a bronze.

He will return on Thursday morning for the preliminary round of the 3-metre springboard, an event where he achieved a top 10 at Rio two years ago.

Meanwhile, Darragh Greene has finished sixth in his semi final of the men's 50-metre breast-stroke at the at the European Championships in Glasgow.

The Longford man swam a time of 27.44 seconds, and was twelfth overall missing out on a place in the final.

Digital Desk

More in this Section

'We gave supporters something to shout about': Cahill hails Tipp's lightning start'We gave supporters something to shout about': Cahill hails Tipp's lightning start

Dominant Liverpool ease to win over ArsenalDominant Liverpool ease to win over Arsenal

Virgil van Dijk’s 50-game dribbling record ended during win against ArsenalVirgil van Dijk’s 50-game dribbling record ended during win against Arsenal

Messi missing again as Barca look for first winMessi missing again as Barca look for first win


Lifestyle

It hasn’t been the ideal summer for observing the skies, but as we move into September we live in that almost annual hope of an Indian summer, writes Niall Smith.Skymatters: Enjoy the last of the summer stars and check out 'Vega'

Actually the lights were on when I got dressed this morning, says Luke Rix-Standing.11 things you’ll only know if you have no sense of style

Robert Hume unveils the Irishwoman who became the world’s first car accident fatality.Did you know an Irishwoman was the world’s first car accident fatality ... in 1869

Meet Lisa O’Doherty, the chief sommelier at The K Club.You've Been Served: Lisa O'Doherty of The K Club on life as a chief sommelier

More From The Irish Examiner