Perth teenager Maddison Keeney has emerged as a genuine medal chance at this year's Commonwealth Games.
The 17-year-old diver won the 1m springboard title at the selection trials in Melbourne yesterday to qualify for the Glasgow-bound team with a score of 339.90.
The result would have been good enough for Keeney to win gold at the past two Commonwealth Games and three world championships, stamping her as one of WA's brightest young sporting prospects.
The former Churchlands High School student said it was the best she had ever dived.
"It's taken me quite a while to get the hang of the dives I'm trying to do," she said.
"When I first started they obviously didn't go as well as they do now."
Keeney is still to attempt qualifying in the 3m and 3m synchro events this week.
She is every chance of being a multi-medal prospect at the Games in July, having won the 3m gold at the FINA Grand Prix in Madrid in February.
Meanwhile, triple Olympian Eamon Sullivan heads a list of six West Australians who have been selected in the 59-strong Aust- ralian swimming team going to Glasgow.
The 28-year-old, who will have another shoulder operation on Thursday, will be joined by dual Olympian Sally Hunter - the team's oldest swimmer who turns 29 on Sunday.
Perth freestyle specialist Tommaso D'Orsogna also made the cut.
WA's complement is rounded out by South African-born rookie Jessica Pengelly, dual Paralympic gold medallist Katherine Downie and individual medley swimmer Madeleine Scott.
Perth City's Brianna Throssell was unlucky not to make the Commonwealth Games squad after finishing third in the 200m butterfly final in a personal-best time.
Australia's new-look swim team will be spearheaded by world champions Cate Campbell, Christian Sprenger and James Magnussen. Rising stars Cameron McEvoy and David and Emma McKeon are among the squad's new faces.
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