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Diver Leon makes second ‘splash’ onto BOA Commission

Leon Taylor, right, with Pete Waterfield after coming second in the Men's Olympic Games 10 metre Synchronised Platform in 2004. PA Photo: Phil Noble

Leon Taylor, right, with Pete Waterfield after coming second in the Men's Olympic Games 10 metre Synchronised Platform in 2004. PA Photo: Phil Noble

  • by Richard Fidler Olympics
 

SHEFFIELD-BASED diver Leon Taylor has been selected for the second time to the British Olympic Association’s Athlete’s Commission.

The Commission, which was formed in July 2010, is an advisory group that represents the athletes and provides input to the initiatives and programmes offered by the BOA.

Six Olympians have been elected by their peers to serve on the Commission for a four year term. The athletes elected include three who were members of Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games: rowing gold medallist Katherine Grainger, hockey bronze medallist Kate Walsh and athletics sprinter Christian Malcolm, who is a veteran of four consecutive Olympic Games.

Joining the 2012 Olympians on the Commission are double Olympic gold medallist rower James Cracknell, Beijing 2008 modern pentathlon silver medallist Heather Fell and Athens 2004 diving silver medallist Taylor.

Grainger and Taylor were re-elected for a second of a maximum three terms which they are eligible to serve, while Walsh, Malcolm, Cracknell and Fell were elected for their first term.

The Commission now includes 14 athletes from 10 sport disciplines.

Andy Hunt, BOA Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to welcome the four new members to the BOA Athletes’ Commission, and to welcome back Katherine Grainger and Leon Taylor for their second term of service.”

Taylor, aged 35, is also a judge on Tom Daley’s ITV’s new reality diving show ‘Splash’.

 

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