Plymouth Diving's world champion Tom Daley, photo courtesy & copyright pinnacle photo agency ukPlymouth's world champion Tom Daley will lead the British Gas GBR Diving Team into competition at the World Championships in Shanghai next month.

World-famous teenage sports star Daley - who is a student at Plymouth College and coached by Andy Banks at Plymouth Diving - will spearhead Britain's challenge along with Olympic silver medallist Pete Waterfield.

Plymouth Diving's national champion Tonia Couch is also named in the 11-strong GB squad.

Daley (pictured) and Southampton's Waterfield will feature in both men’s platform events and face a testing challenge from world number one diving nation, China, who will be competing on home soil.

Plymothian Couch is one of the most experienced female divers on the team and after winning the national title in Leeds will be looking forward to competing on the world stage in Shanghai. In 2009 Couch finished eighth in the 10m Platform final and will be eager to show how far she has come since then.

The 14th FINA World Championships take place in Shanghai, China between July 16-31. Diving takes place between Saturday July 16 and Sunday July 24.

The British Gas GBR Diving Team consists of:

Thomas Daley – Plymouth Diving

Jack Laugher – City of Leeds

Chris Mears – Southampton Diving

Nick Robinson- Baker – City of Sheffield

Peter Waterfield – Southampton Diving               

Sarah Barrow – City of Leeds

Alicia Blagg – City of Leeds

Tonia Couch – Plymouth Diving 

Jenny Cowen – City of Leeds

Rebecca Gallantree – City of Leeds         

Hannah Starling – City of Leeds

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