We are pleased to announce that Eden Cheng has been selected to represent Great Britain in women’s 10m platform at the upcoming Diving Grand Prix in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. She will be accompanied by her coach Lin Chen, whom herself became China’s first world Champion winning the 10m FINA World Championships in 1986. After retiring in the 1990s Lin coached for the Beijing Diving Team, producing many Olympic medallists including 2000 Olympic Champion Li Na.
We are now lucky enough to have her with us at Crystal Palace helping to nurture home-grown talent to form future Olympic Champions.
Eden has excelled at both Age Group and Elite level since starting to compete in 2013, and is currently 5-time National champion. At 14 Eden is one of the youngest divers to be selected to represent Great Britain at a senior Grand Prix and is working towards becoming Great Britain’s first ever Olympic champion in the women’s 10m platform.
At the upcoming grand prix Eden will be competing her recently learnt 10m list of dives including high difficulty dives in all directions. She will be up against some of the highest class senior athletes from around the world. Eden will be able to gain a huge amount of experience by competing in senior world class competition at such a young age, this will give her an edge in future competitions at this level.