Top divers return to Plymouth for British Championships


Britain’s top divers will be heading to the Plymouth Life Centre this weekend for the British Gas Diving Championships (20 to 22 February).

The biggest domestic competition of the year gets under way tomorrow (Friday 20 February) and will see Olympic bronze medallist Tom Daley return home as he takes his first steps to qualifying for the World Championships this summer.

Fellow local divers Sarah Barrow and Tonia Couch will team up in the 10m synchro and then go head-to-head in the individual event. After winning gold at the European Championships last summer, Barrow will be eager to continue her good form and secure her place for Kazan.

The 3m springboard will see double Commonwealth Champion Jack Laugher back in action as he aims to continue to make his impact on the world stage having won bronze at the World Cup in 2014.

Commonwealth Champions Alicia Blagg and Rebecca Gallantree will also team up again in the 3m synchro as they aim to take back their title.

Deputy Council Leader Peter Smith said: “We’re really pleased to be hosting the championships again this year and welcoming the UK’s top divers to Plymouth. It will be great to see Tom back in his home city and we’re looking forward to what promises to be an exciting competition and an impressive display of British diving talent.”