Andrea Spendolini Sirieix wins diving gold with famous father Fred in crowd

by 24britishtvAug. 5, 2022, 2 a.m. 15
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Her father may be the most famous maitre d’ in the country but today it is Andrea Spendolini Sirieix who will be able to command the finest table in any restaurant in Birmingham.

The 17-year-old, daughter of Fred Sirieix, who found fame on Channel 4’s 'First Dates', claimed gold in the women’s 10-metre platform final.

Sirieix may not yet be old enough to drink so one of her father’s fine wines may be out of the question to toast her victory, a first international title. But she said: “I’ve got a hot chocolate waiting for me!”

The English teenager was in tears at the conclusion, having led from the second round, and hailed the boisterous home crowd - including her famous father - a far cry from her experience at last year’s Olympics, where no spectators were permitted due to Covid.

“I'm very, very happy,” she added. “It's amazing for it to be on home soil, a home games, the first time that I've actually had a crowd because I didn't have one at Tokyo and at the other internationals I've done I haven't really had a big crowd.

“It's been incredible, I've had so much fun. I wasn't really scared I was so peaceful, so I'm just really, really happy with how it went.”

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