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Commonwealth champions selected for World Cup in China

Five Commonwealth Games champions have been selected in Great Britain’s squad for the FINA Diving World Cup 2018 in China.

Triple gold medallist Jack Laugher, his synchro partner Chris Mears, Dan Goodfellow, Tom Daley and Grace Reid are all in the team for the event, which is taking place from 5-10 June at the Natatorium of Wuhan Sports Center, in Wuhan.

They are joined by other Gold Coast medallists Kat Torrance, Lois Toulson, Matthew Dixon and Noah Williams.

Great Britain’s squad for the FINA Diving World Cup 2018

  • Jack Laugher
  • Grace Reid
  • Chris Mears
  • Katherine Torrance
  • Tom Daley
  • Lois Toulson
  • Daniel Goodfellow
  • Eden Cheng
  • Matthew Dixon
  • Robyn Birch
  • Noah Williams

Eden Cheng, who trains at Crystal Palace Diving Club, has been called up for her senior international debut.

Last chance

The event represents the last chance for some divers to achieve selection for this summer’s LEN European Aquatic Championships in Glasgow.

Some of the best divers in the world are expected in China for the World Cup, which is held every two years.

In 2016, Great Britain returned from Rio with two bronze medals as Tom Daley and Daniel Goodfellow finished third in the synchronised 10m platform, a feat achieved by Sarah Barrow and Tonia Couch tin the women’s event.