Update – 3.57pm: After a score of 70.95 for dive five this morning and 62.40 for his final dive Oliver Dingley has just missed out on a medal at the 1-metre springboard final.

Only six points separated the 24-year-old from a medal and his score of 385.65 points left him finishing in fifth place in Edinburgh, his highest ever placing in a major championship.

Britain’s Jack Laugher won the competition with a score of 414.60. Laugher, the reigning Olympic champion in 3m synchro with Chris Mears, staged a strong finish after trailing at the halfway point.

Scotland’s James Heatly delighted the home fans by taking the bronze medal behind Giovanni Tocci of Italy.

Dingley 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.

Update – 3.35pm: Oliver Dingley is in fifth position after four of the six rounds of the final of the 1-metre springboard.

The 2016 Olympian is 0.9 of a point off a medal.

Oliver Dingley seventh after first round of dives in European Championships final

Oliver Dingley is in seventh position after the first round of the final of the 1-metre springboard competition at the European Championships in Edinburgh.

The field have six dives to complete before final positions are confirmed.

The 2016 Olympian slipped inside the crucial top-12 with his final dive of the first round.

The 24-year-old, who was 14th after five dives of that first round, produced his best dive of the day to score 65.60 points and bring his total to 332.70.

That score enabled him progress to this afternoon’s final in 11th place.

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