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The selection trials for the Australian Olympic Diving team kicked off Monday, as our Olympic hopefuls face off at the South Australian Aquatic Centre, in a bid to book their tickets to London.
Emerging Australian diver Ethan Warren has come agonisingly close to picking up a medal in the 3m springboard at the Olympic test event in London. While synchro duo Alex Croak and Melissa Wu also had to settle for fourth place.
At the venue dubbed “The Pringle”- London’s Velodrome- the Australian cycling team is locking horns with the world’s best, while across the park Australia’s diving team will also compete at their 2012 venue for the first time.
If Australian diving star Matthew Mitcham is to emulate his Beijing Olympics heroics in London, he must first defy an injury-ravaged year, a cautious preparation and, seemingly, the odds.
Victoria’s comeback queen and Olympic silver medallist, Loudy "the pocket rocket" Wiggins and Beijing gold medallist Matthew Mitcham have won gold at the National Diving Championships in Adelaide.
British diver Tom Daley’s showdown with defending Olympic Champion Matthew Mitcham will be one of the highlights of “the Battle of London” in 2012. But it is a surprise to all that Daley will be on the sidelines as his friend and rival Mitcham makes his return from injury in Adelaide this weekend.
The Australia Diving Championships got underway today at the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre in Adelaide. The most keenly watched event was the women’s 10 metre platform preliminaries with 2005 Australian Youth Olympic Festival medallist Rachel Bugg surprising the field.
Diving champion Matthew Mitcham is confident a long-term injury won't derail his plans of successfully defending his Olympic title in London next year.