Jack Laugher won a sixth Commonwealth Games gold medal at Birmingham 2022 ©Getty Images

English athletes secured four out of six medals on the first day of diving at Birmingham 2022 with Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix and Jack Laugher standing atop the podiums.

Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallist Laugher added a sixth gold medal to his tally as he successfully defended his men's 1 metre springboard title at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre.

The 27-year-old flagbearer emulated his success in the event from Glasgow 2014 and Gold Coast 2018 with 447.05 points over the six-round showdown.

Two-time world champion Shixin Li of Australia secured silver, 10 points further back, while Laugher's England team-mate Jordan Houlden completed the podium as he finished with 429.30 points.

"[It was] a great performance, very steady - a few mistakes here and there but I'm really happy, and to do it in front of a home crowd makes it that little bit sweeter," said Laugher.

"With Jordan, his first two dives were amazing but they are high-difficulty dives and when executed well, which he did, obviously that puts a lot of points on the board.

"I do my list in a different order.

"I do my easy ones first, then ramp up my difficulty as it goes along.

"I knew that I still had it fairly under control; I knew I could still attain a good score.

"It was about not getting too ahead of myself, and not reminiscing on the misses."

Spendolini-Sirieix was then crowned champion in the following event, the women's 10m platform with a winning score of 357.50 to pip compatriot Lois Toulson to the title by 20.20 points after the Gold Coast 2018 bronze medallist went one better to finish as runner-up.

Canada's Caeli McKay sealed the last spot on the podium with 317.50 points to deny an English podium sweep as Eden Cheng missed out on 302.85.

"I'm very, very happy," said Spendolini-Siriex.

"It's amazing, especially for it to be in a home Games - and the first time I've actually had a crowd, because I didn't have one at Tokyo 2020 and the other internationals I've done.

"It's incredible. I've had so much fun and I wasn't really scared.

"I was peaceful."

Diving is set to continue tomorrow with the finals of the men's 3m springboard synchronised, the women's 1m springboard, and the men's 10m platform synchronised.