Commonwealth Games: Daley picked to take plunge in India if fully fit

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The Independent Online

World Champion diver Tom Daley has been selected to compete for England in the Commonwealth Games in India as long as he has fully recovered from injury.

The 16-year-old is in Singapore, where he is due to compete at the Youth Olympic Games but first has to recover from a torn triceps, which ruled him out of the European Championships in Budapest.

Daley is uncertain over his participation in Singapore and also has the World Junior Championships, which begin in Tucson, Arizona, next month on his schedule. From there he is due to go to Delhi where he will be part of a 13-strong team of English divers.

In badminton, Nathan Robertson will team up with a new partner, Jenny Wallwork, when he mounts a defence of his mixed doubles crown after the retirement of Gail Emms.

Robertson and Wallwork are already European bronze medallists and National champions and have broken into the world's top 15 since forming a partnership in October 2008.

England's women's hockey squad was also announced yesterday. Alex Danson, on 99 caps, is one player hoping to help the team gain four medals in a row by reaching the podium.