Plymouth Diving’s Dixon and Martin selected for Great Britain’s world-class podium potential programme

PLYMOUTH Diving’s Matthew Dixon and Emily Martin have joined Olympic and world medallist Tom Daley on British Diving World-Class Programme for the 2019-20 season.

Daley is one of eight British divers named on the podium programme, while Dixon and Martin are among 15 up-and-coming stars selected for the podium potential programme.

British national performance director Alexei Evangulov said: “This year, the British Diving team participated in 11 senior and three junior events, each marked by great performances shown individually and as a team.

“British divers brought home medals from every single competition, which shows that the quality of diving in this country has risen and I’m absolutely delighted by the strength and depth of divers selected onto the programme as we go into the most important year of the quadrennial – the Olympic year.

“These performances have created a brilliant platform on which to build forward through 2020, as we ensure the support of our athletes’ needs is in place to retain Great Britain’s standing as one of the top diving nations in the world.”

Podium Programme: Eden Cheng (England) – Crystal Palace Diving, Tom Daley (England) – Dive London, Daniel Goodfellow (England) – City of Leeds Diving Club, Jack Laugher (England) – City of Leeds Diving Club, Matty Lee (England) – Dive London, Grace Reid (Scotland) – Dive London, Katherine Torrance (England) – City of Leeds, Lois Toulson (England) – City of Leeds Diving Club

Podium potential: Phoebe Banks (England) City of Leeds, Desharne Bent-Ashmeil (England) Crystal Palace, Robyn Birch (England) Dive London, Ben Cutmore (England) Dive London, Matthew Dixon (England) Plymouth Diving Club, Anthony Harding (England) Leeds Diving, Yasmin Harper (England) City of Sheffield Diving Club, Ross Haslam (England) City of Sheffield Diving Club, James Heatly (Scotland) Edinburgh Diving Club, Jordan Houlden (England) Sheffield Diving, Emily Martin (England) Plymouth Diving Club, Scarlett Mew Jensen (England) Dive London, Maria Papworth (England) Dive London, Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix (England) Crystal Palace, Lucas Thomson (Scotland) Edinburgh Diving Club, Noah Williams (England) Dive London, Josie Zillig (England) Crystal Palace Diving.



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