Aquatics

Couch and Daley ready for World Diving Series event in Kazan

TONIA Couch and Tom Daley will be part of the Great Britain diving squad which competes at the third leg of the FINA/NVC World Series in Kazan, Russia, this weekend.

The duo competed at the opening two events in China, where Daley won an individual bronze in Beijing and a silver medal in Guangzhou.

Daley and Couch are part of an eight-strong British squad who will head to Kazan.

They are joined by former Plymouth diver Dan Goodfellow, Olympic springboard medallists Jack Laugher and Chris Mears, Katherine Torrance, Grace Reid and Couch’s synchro partner Lois Toulson.

National performance director Alexei Evangulov said of the World Series: “It provides us with an opportunity from a strategic point of view to identify who our main competition will be, come the FINA World Championships in Budapest later this year.”

The competition in Kazan gets underway on Friday and will through to Sunday.

The World Series will conclude in Windsor, Canada, over the weekend of April 21-23.

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