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Dan Goodfellow making up for lost time on Commonwealth debut

Olympic medallist Daniel Goodfellow is hoping to make the most of his first appearance at the Commonwealth Games.

Goodfellow was selected for the 2014 competition but injury ruined his chance of appearing in Glasgow.

He bounced back to star on the Olympic stage two years later, combining with Tom Daley to win 10m Synchro bronze in Rio.

Daniel Goodfellow
  • Date of Birth: 19/10/1996
  • Club: City of Leeds Diving Club
  • Coach: Marc Holdsworth
  • CWG: Making debut at Gold Coast 2018.

And with his Commonwealth debut finally on the horizon, the 21-year-old admitted he is looking to make up for lost time.

“It feels great to be representing Team England,” said Goodfellow. “Although I have been to the Olympics, this is actually my first Commonwealth Games.

“I was selected for the last one but was injured. I’m looking forward to doing another multi-sport event.

“The kit looks great and the facilities look great as well. You feel more as a team because you’re all wearing the kit. It’s a lot more enjoyable as well because you can interact with other sports.

“Mainly, you just feel closer as a team and that feels great.”

Goodfellow prepared for challenge of outdoor pool

Goodfellow says he is fully prepared for the challenges of competing in an outdoor pool – and he has his sights set on winning a medal.

“There are a lot of things that can change in an outdoor pool,” said Goodfellow. “When it’s windy and rainy, it’s harder to dive.

“When it’s wet, you tend to slip out of your shapes and when it’s windy, even though 10m may not look that high, it can be hard to balance on the end of the board.

“We’ve had training camps outdoors to acclimatise to these sorts of things. But you do need to be wary of the weather. Although when it’s sunny, outdoor [diving] is amazing.

“I will definitely be looking for a medal. I’m feeling confident and everyone’s looking great.”

As well as Olympic bronze in 2016, Goodfellow won 10m synchro silver at the European Championships in London and bronze in the World Cup in Rio.