Meet the diving team heading to Rio 2016!
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Meet the diving team heading to Rio 2016!

17 June 2016 / 08:33

Eleven divers have today been named by the British Olympic Association to represent Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Seven of the 11 have competed at Olympic level before with London 2012 bronze medallist Tom Daley and Tonia Couch set to make their third appearance at a Games.


Chris Mears, Jack Laugher, Rebecca Gallantree, Alicia Blagg and Sarah Barrow are the other returning Olympians while Daniel Goodfellow, Lois Toulson, Grace Reid and Freddie Woodward are set to make their Olympic debuts.

Daley and Gallantree head to Rio 2016 on the back off World Championship gold in the team event, a non-Olympic event, at Kazan 2015 – where Daley also took 10m bronze and Laugher claimed 3m springboard bronze as well as synchronised bronze alongside Mears.


That success in Russia was followed by a table-topping performance at this year’s European Championships where Britain took three gold, five silver and three bronze medals.

Today’s announcement brings the total number of selected athletes to 148 from 12 sports with the aquatics team now finalised following the announcement of the 26 pool, two open water and two synchronised swimmers.


The selected athletes are:

Sarah Barrow, 27 from Plymouth – women’s 10m

Alicia Blagg, 19 from Wakefield – women’s 3m synchronised

Tonia Couch, 27 from Plymouth – women’s 10m and 10m synchronised

Rebecca Gallantree, 32 from Chelmsford – women’s 3m and 3m synchronised

Grace Reid, 20 from Edinburgh – women’s 3m

Lois Toulson, 16 from Huddersfield – women’s 10m synchronised

Tom Daley, 22 from Plymouth – men’s 10m and 10m synchronised

Daniel Goodfellow, 21 from Cambridge – men’s 10m synchronised

Jack Laugher, 21 from Harrogate – men’s 3m and 3m synchronised

Chris Mears, 23 from Reading – men’s 3m synchronised

Freddie Woodward, 21 from Sheffield – men’s 3m