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England is one of the top diving nations in the Commonwealth with some of the sport’s biggest stars such as Tom Daley competing for Team England at previous Games.

Diving has been a Commonwealth Games sport since the inaugural edition of the event's precursor, the 1930 British Empire Games.

There were 10 medal events at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. In the individual events, divers compete in a preliminary event and then a final and in the synchronised events, the competition is a straight final.

From the 1m springboard to the imposing 10m platform, alongside another or competing as a single diver across the Commonwealth, all athletes will demonstrate control, poise, flexibility and precision diving into the water, and hopefully diving towards another success.

Tom Daley and Daniel Goodfellow, inward 3.5 somersaults in tuck, 3.2 degrees of difficulty and they do not disappoint. With great synchronisation, and beautiful entries from both of them, they finish just shy of 80 points, that puts them in the lead by having 8/8.5s across the table. Although the second dive wasn't as strong, the degree of difficulty was there and 405 was enough to hang onto the lead, proving that Team England once again are successful and hope to bring this determination to Birmingham in 2022.

You might need to know...

There are four - straight, pike, tuck and freestyle.
You must enter the water head first, or feet first, in all cases the body must be straight, feet together and toes pointed. All must be vertical or nearly so and these requirements apply to singles and synchro.
All competitive diving is from springboards set at 1m & 3m above the surface water or on firm boards/ platforms set at 5m, 7.5m or 10m. However, all major competitions use the 10m platform.
The highest and lowest scores are ignored, the remaining scores are then added together and mathematically adjusted. In synchro events, there is a panel of 7 or 9, having one judge each competitor individually, and remaining 5 or 7 judge the synchronisation of the 2.

Team England won a total of eight medals in Australia and topped the medal table. With four golds, three silvers and one bronze Team England remain the ones to beat in this sport. 

We have some of the most recognisable names when it comes to diving with some of the sports biggest stars setting high standards that we hope to uphold at Birmingham 2022.

Team England previous diving medals

31
Gold
21
Silver
22
Bronze
75
Total

Diving at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will be held at the new build, Sandwell Aquatics Centre, where the technique of Team England athletes will be put to the test fighting for a medal on home soil. 

Team Leader

Alexei Evangulov

Alexei Evangulov

Alexei was a diver from his early childhood until 1979 during this time he also studied at the Central State University of Physical Culture Diving coach in Electrostal, Moscow region.  He was a Diving coach in Electrostal, Moscow region and became head coach of the Trade Union Central Club, Moscow in 1989.

From 1992-2008 –Alexei was the head coach of the Russian National Diving Team & Vice-president of the Russian Diving Federation. He has been a member of the LEN Technical Diving Committee since 1994 and continues to sit on this committee. 

In 2009 he was appointed by British Diving as the National Performance Director. He has been Team Leader at every Olympics since 1996 including London 2012 and Rio 2016 with Team GB.

Alexei Evangulov
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