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Ripon's Jack Laugher named in Commonwealth Games squad

Jack Laugher

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 9:55am 5th February 2018.

Ripon diver Jack Laugher has been named in England's squad for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The 23 year old was a double gold medallist the last time the games were held in Glasgow in 2014.

There are only two months to go until the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games begin on 4 April.

Jack was cheered on to Olympic gold back in 2016, taking the 3m Springboard title with partner Chris Mears in Rio, as well as silver in the individual event.


Tom Daley is also among the 13 divers who will compete for 'Team and Country' in Australia.

Team England have previously won 67 medals in diving at the Commonwealth Games, including 27 gold and topped the diving medal table at Glasgow 2014.

Commenting on today's announcement, Team England's diving team leader, Kim White, said:

"The announcement today shows we have a very strong team for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. We've got a good mix of experienced athletes as well as some younger divers.

"We had a great British Diving Championships in Plymouth last month and I'm confident we'll see some good performances on the Gold Coast.

"Hopefully we can build on our previous Commonwealth Games success and bring home a few medals from the four days of diving."

Team England in full:

Alicia Blagg
Chris Mears 
Daniel Goodfellow 
Jack Haslam 
Jack Laugher 
Katherine Torrance 
Lois Toulson 
Matthew Dixon 
Matty Lee 
Noah Williams 
Robyn Birch 
Ross Haslam 
Tom Daley 

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