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Daley named in GB squad for London leg of FINA World Series

WORLD champion Tom Daley will headline the Great Britain team that will contest the final leg of the 2019 FINA Diving World Series in London next month.

The event is returning to the British capital for the first time in four years and a 10-strong British team has been selected to compete at the Olympic pool between May 17 and May 19.

Daley will compete in the individual 10m event, the men’s platform synchro, alongside Matty Lee, and the mixed three-metre synchro with Grace Reid.

Plymouth-born Daley is relishing the prospect of competing in London.

“To walk out in front of a home crowd and wear that Great Britain flag on your chest is something that is so special and I dreamt of from a young age,” he said. “To be able to do that on so many occasions now is an incredible privilege.

“To dive in front of a home crowd is always exciting, but especially so when it’s in the London 2012 pool – to rekindle some of those memories of diving in front of thousands of people, with the crowd roaring you on, will be very special.

“The support from everyone that comes to watch is so valuable in helping us raise our game, so the more people we can get down to come and watch the better the performances are going to be. It’s the top divers in the world competing, so it’s going to be a great spectacle, but for us having that home crowd advantage is going to be really special.”

Joining Daley in the GB team will be fellow former Plymouth divers Robyn Birch and Dan Goodfellow.

GB team for London World Series: Robyn Birch, Eden Cheng, Tom Daley, Dan Goodfellow, Ross Haslam, Jack Laugher, Matty Lee, Grace Reid, Katherine Torrance, Lois Toulson.

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