Alleyn’s pupil seals GB diving spot for Tokyo Olympics

Alleyn’s sixth-former Eden Cheng will represent GB at the Tokyo Olympics, following her silver medal win with diving partner Lois Toulson in the Women’s 10m Synchro at the FINA Diving World Cup.

The duo have had confirmation they will indeed be representing GB in the Olympic diving team and travelling to Tokyo this summer.

Cheng earned her first major medal in 2018 at the age of 15 when she won gold at the European Championships in the 10 metre Platform Synchro with Toulson and she has followed this up with a string of medals, culminating in her selection for the Olympic team this week.

Cheng said: “It’s been so exciting to have competed on the world stage once again and winning a silver medal.

“However, the best part of it all was being able to secure an Olympic quota spot for Team GB. It has been a long and challenging journey, but it seems the sacrifices made along the way have all been worthwhile.

“Thank you, Alleyn’s for the support you have given me through all these years.”

Representing her country in the Olympics has also coincided with Cheng studying for A levels in Maths, Biology and PE.

Gavin English, director of sport at Alleyn’s, said: “This is a remarkable achievement in any context but that Eden has accomplished this while continuing to engage in the broader life of the school and rigorous academic study shows just what can be achieved with truly determined effort.

“Her silver medal and selection to the Tokyo team is of course phenomenal but Eden’s journey and the commitment she has shown along the way are simply awe inspiring.”

 


 

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