Edinburgh’s Grace Reid in GB Olympic diving squad

Grace Reid won British gold in Sheffield last weekend
Grace Reid won British gold in Sheffield last weekend
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Edinburgh Diving Club’s Grace Reid has been named in the British team for the upcoming Olympics.

She will be competing in the women’s three metre individual event in Rio and the 20-year-old Edinburgh University student has been in fine form over recent months to make sure of her spot.

In February she was involved in the test event in Brazil, last month she won two medals at the European Championships and last weekend she claimed gold at the British Championships down in Sheffield.

It will be her first-ever Olympics on the back of two Commonwealth Games in Delhi in 2010 and Glasgow in 2014.

Earlier this week, she stated that making the trip to Brazil had been the only thing on her mind in recent years and now she has made the dream a reality.

She is one of 11 divers selected, including Tom Daley and Tonia Couch, who are heading to their third Olympics respectively.

As well as Reid, Daniel Goodfellow, Lois Toulson, and Freddie Woodward will be making their debuts at the world’s biggest event.

Reid’s Edinburgh Diving Club team mate James Heatly just missed out on selection.

GB diving squad:

Sarah Barrow, 27 from Plymouth – women’s 10m

Alicia Blagg, 19 from Wakefield – women’s 3m synchronised

Tonia Couch, 27 from Plymouth – women’s 10m and 10m synchronised

Rebecca Gallantree, 32 from Chelmsford – women’s 3m and 3m synchronised

Grace Reid, 20 from Edinburgh – women’s 3m

Lois Toulson, 16 from Huddersfield – women’s 10m synchronised

Tom Daley, 22 from Plymouth – men’s 10m and 10m synchronised

Daniel Goodfellow, 21 from Cambridge – men’s 10m synchronised

Jack Laugher, 21 from Harrogate – men’s 3m and 3m synchronised

Chris Mears, 23 from Reading – men’s 3m synchronised

Freddie Woodward, 21 from Sheffield – men’s 3m