Road to Tokyo begins in Tokyo for Meldreth's Dan Goodfellow
- Credit: BRADLEY COLLYER/PA
Meldreth's Olympic hero Dan Goodfellow has been named in a strong British squad for the FINA Diving World Cup in Tokyo.
The 24-year-old, who took bronze in the 10m synchro competition at the Rio Olympics in 2016, is joined by Jack Laugher and Tom Daley in the 15-strong squad.
The competition, set to start on April 18, will be held in the same aquatics centre as this summer's Games and a handful of Olympic qualification slots remain available.
A successful World Aquatics Championship in 2019 secured Great Britain a pair of places in most disciplines but single spots are up for grabs in the women's 3m springboard and 3m synchro, in addition to the women's 10m synchro and platform events.
Goodfellow is competing in two events this month, the 3m springboard alongside British champion James Heatly, and the 3m synchro with Laugher.
Goodfellow doubled up with Daley in Rio while Laugher was taking gold with the now retired Chris Mears and he will be hoping to add to his silver and bronze from the 2018 World Cup as he returns to competitive action for the first time in over a year.
British Diving's performance director, Alexei Evangulov, said: "I'm delighted to name such a strong British team for the World Cup.
- 1 Former company boss fined after illegal waste dumped at quarry
- 2 Bank of England warns people have 100 days to use old £20 and £50 notes
- 3 Teen attacked couple with glasses at Royston pub
- 4 Artists open up in record numbers for Cambridge Open Studios 2022
- 5 Pictures of Duxford Summer Air Show 2022 at IWM Duxford
- 6 Wanted burglar caught in Grafton Centre with 'hoard of stolen goods'
- 7 Stansted Airport and Cambridge trains disrupted after tree falls on tracks
- 8 IN PICTURES: Wills and Kate visit Cambridgeshire's first County Day
- 9 A505 long delays between Royston and M11 motorway at Duxford
- 10 Bringing sunshine to our NHS - charity launches match funding to double money
"This is such a key competition for us, with qualification still up for grabs in certain events and having been out of competition for so long. I am, however, very confident in our preparations.
"Last year, I was so impressed with how hard our divers worked when they were out of the water and they came back in better shape than me and my coaches could have imagined.
"It will also be very important to experience the venue in Japan, and how the organisers manage COVID-19 protocols at what is usually an extremely busy event.
"This will be especially important during the warm-up sessions and will be an extremely valuable experience for our divers.
"For now, though, we must really focus on being in our best shape for the World Cup, European Championships and Olympic Games."
Tom Daley will team up with Matty Lee for the 10m synchro.