Unfortunately, there is more and more bad news from the world of sports that we would not like to hear in the future. One of them is the news of the death of David Jenkins, a member of Great Britain’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic coaching staff in diving, who sadly passed away at the age of 31 In addition to his previous involvement at the Olympics, David Jenkins has previously been known as an expert who was one of the favorites in his field.
Swim England Chief Executive said: "Everyone at Swim England is deeply saddened to hear of David's passing." He is going to be extremely missed as a good and generous person. All his colleagues and friends are forwarding prayers and thought to his family and friends.
Besides him, many colleagues pay tribute to him in various ways. Jenkins was a person most respected, had great opinions about him, and the best indicator is the number of posts after his death. "It is with immense sadness that British Swimming can confirm the death of diving coach David Jenkins over the weekend." “David had a bright future ahead of him and will be greatly missed by everyone he worked with across British Diving and GLL,” British Swimming said in a statement.
"David, 31, was the Development Lead Coach for Dive London, overseeing the progress of the next generation of elite athletes at the London Aquatics Centre during his eight years involved with the diving programme there. "Away from the elite side of the sport, David's love for coaching and the sport saw him play an instrumental role in the Tom Daley Diving Academy, delivering Learn To Dive lessons to thousands of children across the country.
"He was extremely popular with all in the diving community due to his wonderful, friendly personality.
BS and his friends
Governing body British Swimming said in a statement: "All our thoughts and condolences go out to David's wife, family and friends, and we please ask that their privacy, and that of the British Diving community, be respected at this difficult time.
Olympic champion Matty Le also had something to say: He was one of those people who nobody disliked. A true gent with a beautiful personality. You will be missed greatly diving will not be the same without you. ” Olympic medalist Jack Laugher said: “Words cannot describe how devastated I am. A great man, friend and coach. You will be truly missed. ”