2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games: Diving

  • 22/03/2018
Liam Stone
Liam Stone competes at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Photo credit: Photosport

For the first time since 1990, New Zealand will field more than two divers at a Commonwealth Games, with five named to our team for the Gold Coast.

Liam Stone and Lizzie Cui were the original selections. Four years ago at Glasgow, Stone became our first male representative since 1998, finishing seventh in the 1m springboard and failing to advance in the 3m event.

The Tennessee University diver also placed sixth in the synchronised springboard and will combine with Anton Down-Jenkins this time round.

Five-time national champion Cui leads the women's contingent. She currently attends Louisianna State University on scholarship, and competed at the 2015 world championships and the 2016 Rio Olympics, finishing 24th in the 3m springboard at the latter.

Thirty-one-year-old Shaye Boddington was among those added to the squad, returning to the sport after about a decade away and aiming for the Tokyo Olympics.

If any of our divers strike medals, they will add to a haul of just four bronze from previous Games.

Men
Anton Down-Jenkins - 3m springboard, 3m synchro springboard
Liam Stone - 3m springboard, 3m synchro springboard

Women
Shaye Boddington - 1m springboard
Lizzie Cui - 3m synchro springboard
Yu Qian Goh - 3m synchro springboard