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London 2012: GB Diving team is announced

June 11, 2012

The British Olympic Association (BOA) has announced today 12 athletes officially selected to represent Team GB in the sport of diving at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

And included in the team are Tonia Couch (pictured) and Sarah Barrow who will compete in the women’s 10m synchronised event after making history by becoming Britain’s first women’s European Diving Champions in Eindhoven last month.

Tonia said, “This year has been really good for Sarah and I, we are World Cup bronze medallists and European Champions and now we are both part of Team GB for London.

“I remember Beijing so well and that was an amazing experience but I think London will top that for me. It was so loud every time the Chinese divers came out and I know it will be just as loud for us in London.

“The home crowd will really spur all of us on.”

And in the 10m Individual Monique Gladding made the squad and she said, “I am really over the moon to be part of Team GB. It is going to be such an honour to represent Great Britain at a home Olympics.

“Since the disappointment of not making the Beijing team I have had many ups and downs to get to today’s announcement.

“I was making real headway until February 2011 and then I had my accident which threw me yet another curve ball. It has taken a lot but I am now fully back, ready and excited to put on my Team GB Tracksuit.

“I really can’t wait to be back on the boards in London competing in front of an amazing home crowd. It really is a dream come true.”

GB Diving team

Alicia Blagg – 3M Synchronised
Rebecca Gallantree – 3M Synchronised
Hannah Starling – 3M Individual
Tonia Couch – 10M Synchronised
Sarah Barrow – 10M Synchronised
Stacie Powell – 10M Individual
Monique Gladding – 10M Individual
Tom Daley – 10M Individual and 10M Synchronised
Peter Waterfield – 10M Individual and 10M Synchronised
Chris Mears – 3M Individual and 3M synchronised
Nick Robinson-Baker – 3M Synchronised
Jack Laugher – 3M individual

Lizzie Flint, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

Photo credit: Sam Johnson

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