Olympic24: Synchro outing for Daley, Hall reflects on Worlds

22 May 2015 / 07:57

Tom Daley will be extra busy at the latest Diving World Series leg after announcing plans to compete in Saturday's 3m mixed synchro, while Gary Hall plans for future success after World Taekwondo Championships. Here's our review of the last 24 hours.

  • Tom Daley to partner Alicia Blagg for the first time at this weekend's World Series leg in Canada
  • Gary Hall promises Great Britain will not rest on their laurels after coming away from World Championships in three medals
  • Rio 2016 driving Eilish McColgan after latest injury setback 
  • Great Britain women's games at the 2015 EuroBasket in June to be shown live 

Daley and Blagg set for maiden competition together 

Tom Daley is set to return to springboard competition this weekend after announcing he will team up with Alicia Blagg in the 3m mixed synchro at the fifth leg of the Diving World Series in Windsor, Canada.

The pair have competed at every leg of the World Series so far this year but never together.

"I'm really excited to be competing with Alicia,” said Olympic bronze medallist Daley.

“It's our first time doing the event together and my first senior international springboard competition for a few years so we are just going in with no expectations and going to have fun."

Hall eyes up further improvements 

Performance director Gary Hall insists the hard work doesn’t stop despite a three-medal haul at the World Taekwondo Championships in Russia.

Great Britain secured gold, silver and bronze via Bianca Walkden, Damon Sansum and Rachelle Booth respectively, although Hall believes the potential is there for even more success.

"There is a real sense of achievement which is tangible," said Hall. "But there is also a sense of slight disappointment that it could have been better.

"But we have a system in Manchester to allow us to go away to assess and analyse. Internal competition will get stronger and stronger to make sure we do better at future major competitions." Read more here.

McColgan determined to stay positive despite injury setback 

Eilish McColgan is hoping history repeats itself as she looks to recover from a broken ankle and reach Rio 2016.

The 24-year-old will miss this summer’s World Championships after failing to recover, although she intends to draw inspiration from competing in the steeplechase at London 2012 a year after foot surgery.

"Looking towards the future, it's important that I stay positive and focus on my longer term goals. Missing the World Championships this year is a huge knock but I have to remain calm and optimistic about the future.

"Rio 2016 will come round before any of us realise and at the end of the day the Olympic Games is the pinnacle. All the hard work, dedication, and sacrifices are purely for the Olympics.

"I had foot surgery in 2011 and went on to make my first ever Olympics in London 2012 - so it's definitely within my grasp." 

Live coverage for GB's stars at 2015 EuroBasket

Basketball fans will be able to watch Great Britain's women in action at June's 2015 EuroBasket in Hungary, with games available via the BBC Sport website and on the Red Button.

The team play Russia, Latvia, Serbia and Croatia with the winners of the tournament certain of a place at Rio 2016.

"To know everyone back home will be watching will certaily be a huge confidence boost and can really inspire us," said Great Britain guard Stef Collins.

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