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Diving’s brightest stars take to the boards at London Aquatics Centre this weekend

07:00 23 April 2014

Tom will be competing at the FINA/NVC Diving World Series, held at the London Aquatics Centre from April 25 to 27

Tom will be competing at the FINA/NVC Diving World Series, held at the London Aquatics Centre from April 25 to 27

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Diving stars including Team GB’s Tom Daley and reigning Olympic champion David Boudia will be making a splash at the London Aquatics Centre this weekend.

The 19-year-old prepares himself for a diveThe 19-year-old prepares himself for a dive

The pair will go toe-to-toe once again at the same pool where they competed during London 2012 — Daley taking the bronze and Boudia the gold.

The FINA/NVC Diving World Series is the first major diving competition at the iconic venue, based in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, since it reopened to the public in WHEN.

Fellow Brits also hoping to leap onto the podium are world series silver-medallists Rebecca Gallantree and Alicia Blagg, who will compete in the 3m synchro, and new pair Matty Lee and Daniel Goodfellow, who will compete in the 10m synchro.

Britain’s top individual diver, Tom Daley, 19, has made his home at the aquatics centre since moving up from his native Plymouth.

He said: “This will be the first time that I will have competed at an international at my home pool and it is something that I am really excited about.

“I have been in London now for almost two months and I love it. The pool holds such good memories for me and is always impressive when you walk in.”

The world series sees diving’s best invited to compete against each other.

Tom said: “It’s going to be good to compete alongside the world’s best and I know that it will be a tight 10m Platform final with the likes of David Boudia in the mix.

“He showed he is world class at London 2012 and it’s going to be good to go up against him again and see where we’re both at, at this point in the season.”

He said the home crowd support was “so important for all of the divers”, adding: “It really inspired us all at the London Olympics.

“It’s going to be fantastic to have the same sort of crowd come and cheer on the British team this year and hopefully show them all how good diving is ahead of the Commonwealths in the summer.”

The FINA/NVC Diving World Series will be in London from April 25 to 27.

Visit finadivingworldseries.com for more information or to check ticket availability.

See also our Parklife section on our homepage for the latest news, pictures and competitions from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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