Diving: James Heatly and Grace Reid picked for World Championships

James Heatly and Grace Reid
James Heatly and Grace Reid
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Edinburgh Diving Club members James Heatly and Grace Reid have been named in the Great Britain team for the World Championships in Budapest in July.

It will be the first time the duo have competed at the event and they are part of a 12-strong team that includes Olympic medallists Jack Laugher, Chris Mears, Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow.

Heatly, 20, looks set to compete in the 1m individual event while Reid, 21, will be looking to compete in three events as she dives in the 3m individual, the 3m synchro with Katherine Torrance and the 3m mixed synchro with Daley.

Both Scottish divers are also off to the European Championships in Kiev, Ukraine, next week.

Great Britain’s national performance director Alexei Evangulov said: “I believe we have selected the strongest team we have for the World Championships.

“The first World Championships of a new quadrennial is always an interesting challenge which often sees new athletes competing so it will be good for us to see who our international rivals bring out to compete.

“On the back of the success in Rio we know that we need to keep building and moving forwards.”

The World Championships in Hungary begin on July 14.