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Postponed London leg of FINA Diving World Series is now officially called off

The London leg of the FINA Diving World Series has now been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It had originally been postponed from its original date of 27-29 March at the London Aquatics Centre and British Swimming, which was organising the event, had hoped to rearranged it.

But British Swimming has now confirmed it will not go ahead this year and everyone who had purchased tickets will be given a full refund.

A British Swimming statement said: “After further consultation with FINA and our key partners in London, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the London leg of the FINA Diving World Series.

“Initially postponed, all parties were working towards an alternative date, but this has not been possible given the escalation of COVID-19 worldwide.

“If you have purchased a ticket for the FINA Diving World Series we will be in touch shortly via See Tickets to confirm refunds.”

Chief executive Jack Buckner added: “Following on from the Tokyo 2020 postponement yesterday, we have been left with no alternative but to cancel the FINA Diving World Series.”

Only the first leg of the FINA Diving World Series has taken place, with Noah Williams winning his first individual international title in Montreal.

There was also an individual medal for Jack Laugher, who also teamed up with Dan Goodfellow to claim a silver in the synchronised 3m springboard.