Daley to lead Britain's World Series challenge

Daley to lead Britain's World Series challenge
By Sportsbeat

15/02/2018 at 15:40

Three-time world champion Tom Daley is among a strong British squad set for the FINA Diving World Series with several high-profile names returning from injury.

Reigning Olympic 3m synchro champions Jack Laugher and Chris Mears have also returned to full fitness for the competition, having both last competed at the Worlds in July 2017.

The three-strong women's team welcomes back world silver medallist Grace Reid, competing alongside Katherine Torrance and Lois Toulson.

Matthew Lee, a double European champion and world silver medallist, and Daniel Goodfellow, who won 10m synchro bronze in Rio with Daley, complete the squad.

Alexei Evangulov, British Diving's national performance director, said: "Our divers had a fantastic 2017, including success in the World Series – so we hope to maintain this momentum into 2018.

"With the Commonwealth Games in Australia, a home European Championships and the FINA World Cup we hope there will be plenty of opportunities for British divers to shine on a global stage."

Britain begins its campaign in Beijing with the first leg set for March 9-11 followed by a visit to Fuji, Japan the following week.

The squad shrinks for the final two legs of the Series – in Montreal in April and Kazan in May – featuring only Daley, Mears, Laugher, Goodfellow, Reid and Torrance.

Britain finished second in the 2017 Series behind China, who have won every single tournament since its inception in 2011.

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