Aquatics

Daley to head Great Britain’s diving team at World Aquatic Championships

TOM DALEY will head Great Britain’s team at next month’s World Aquatics Championships in South Korea.

Reigning world champion Daley has been named in a squad of 13 divers for the event in Gwangju.

However, Plymouth’s Matthew Dixon has missed out on a place in the team, with Noah Williams, who won the recent British Championships, given the chance to join Daley in the men’s 10m individual competition.

Daley and Matty Lee will also be Great Britain’s men’s platform synchro team in South Korea.

Former Plymouth divers Robyn Birch and Dan Goodfellow are in the squad.

GB performance director Alexei Evangulov said: “I am very pleased with the selections we have made for this summer’s World Championships. 2019 has been a very successful year so far, but we need to deliver our very best performances in Gwangju when it matters most.

“We have a number of medal chances based on how we have been diving in the FINA Diving World Series, but securing spots for Tokyo 2020 is equally important to us – hopefully we can achieve both of these aims.”

The World Aquatics Championships begin on Friday, July 12.

Great Britain team: Robyn Birch – 10m, Eden Cheng – 10m synchro, Tom Daley – 10m, 10m synchro, Daniel Goodfellow – 3m synchro, Ross Haslam – 1m, James Heatly – 1m, 3m, Jack Laugher – 3m, 3m synchro, Matty Lee – 10m synchro, Scarlett Mew Jensen – 1m, 3m, Grace Reid – 3m, 3m synchro, Katherine Torrance – 1m, 3m synchro, Lois Toulson – 10m, 10m synchro, Noah Williams – 10m

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