Monday, January 30, 2017

National Diving Cup Fast Approaching

“I’m looking forward to seeing how the divers perform as we begin the next Olympic cycle and start out preparations for the FINA World Championships in Budapest later this year" - British Diving National Performance Director Alexei Evangulov

The National Diving Cup is fast approaching. Taking place in Plymouth from the 3 to 5 February, the event will see a return to competition for many of the country’s top divers following the Rio 2016 Olympics.

The event will showcase the best of Britain’s diving talent as the focus now switches to the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic cycle.

Olympic champions Jack Laugher and Chris Mears will be in action in the Men’s 3m Synchro event on the opening day of competition before Laugher returns to the pool in the 3m springboard event.

Edinburgh-based history maker Grace Reid also returns to competitive action following a successful outing in Rio last year. She will partner up with two-time Olympic bronze medallist Tom Daley in the Mixed 3m Synchro event before completing her weekend schedule in 3m Springboard.

British Diving National Performance Director Alexei Evangulov said: “The National Cup will be a great test for our top level athletes, following a post Rio break and return to training.

“I’m looking forward to seeing how the divers perform as we begin the next Olympic cycle and start out preparations for the FINA World Championships in Budapest later this year.

“The competition also provides our younger athletes an opportunity to showcase their abilities as we look to build and strengthen our programme towards Tokyo.”

Follow all the action from Plymouth via the British Swimming website and social media channels, and for more information about the event click here.

Article courtesy of British Swimming 

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