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Blagg to make third Commonwealth appearance

Alicia Blagg has a diving CV that hardly looks like it should belong to someone aged only 21.

The springboard specialist has been competing at the highest level of her sport since making her Commonwealth Games debut at the age of 13.

Alicia Blagg
  • DOB: 21/10/96
  • Club: University of Miami
  • Coach: Randy Ableman
  • CWG: Made debut at Delhi 2010, won 3m Synchro gold at Glasgow 2014.

Her fourth place finish in the 3m synchro with Rebecca Gallantree at Delhi 2010 proved to be the platform for an impressive career that’s the envy of many.

Two years later, Blagg, who started diving at the age of seven, competed in the London 2010 Olympics, finishing seventh with Gallantree in the 3m synchro.

In 2013, Blagg bagged her first international medal as she and Gallantree claimed 3m synchro bronze at the 2013 European Championships in Rostock.

Third Commonwealth appearance

It was the following year the University of Miami diver enjoyed her biggest success to date as Blagg and Gallantree claimed gold in the 3m synchro at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Another appearance at the Olympics in Rio followed as did a silver medal at the London 2016 European Championships – not to mention numerous domestic titles.

She started 2018 in fine style, winning the women’s 3m Springboard title on the final day of the British Diving Championships 2018.

And now Blagg has her sights set on a third appearance on the Commonwealth Games stage looking to defend her title from four years ago.