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Plymouth’s McCabe named in GB squad for World Junior Championships in Canada

PLYMOUTH’S Euan McCabe has been named in a 17-strong British Diving team for next month’s World Junior Championships in Montreal, Canada.

McCabe is one of four divers in the party who won gold medals at this summer’s European Junior Championships.

The squad also includes European and Commonwealth senior champion Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix and Desharne Bent-Ashmeil and Amy, who also competed at this year’s World Championships, Commonwealth Games and European Championships.

British Diving performance pathway lead Julian Bellan said: “It has been a superb year for our divers across junior and senior competitions, and we are looking forward to seeing what this group of 17 athletes – representing nine different clubs and training centres – can do to round out a memorable 2022.

“We have seen at European Juniors, some major senior internationals and events such as our own British Championships, National Diving Cup and Futures Cup that these divers are progressing with each top-level competition opportunity they get, in terms of their results but also their performances and learnings around the arena environment.

“After a disrupted couple of years for the next generation of British Diving talent, it is fantastic that the opportunities for experience are now coming thick and fast, and this will be another hugely valuable one alongside high-class athletes from around the world.

“While the team has members whose sights are firmly set on Paris in less than two years, the majority of this cohort are building progressively towards LA in six years’ time.

“The World Juniors is a fantastic gauge on future potential. Many of the current crop of top-performing GB Olympians were World Junior medallists four to six years before their major Olympic successes.”

The World Junior Diving Championships will take place between November 27 and December 4.

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