There was heartbreak for Jack Laugher in the final of the men’s 3m springboard at the World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju but the diver insists he is focused on the positives.
The 24-year-old led the competition until the final round when an error saw him relinquish a 30-point lead for third place on the podium in South Korea.
The Rio medallist has never won a world title and claimed a silver medal in the men’s 3m synchro alongside Daniel Goodfellow earlier in the competition.
Despite the anguish surrounding his bronze medal, Laugher was philosophical about fixing these mistakes before Tokyo.
“As upsetting as the last dive was, the first five were amazing and I’m going to try to focus on that and focus on the good things for now,” Laugher said.
“There’s things to work on and next year’s a more important one, I’d rather this happen now than in Tokyo next year.