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Diver's Olympic call-up after life-threatening accident

Diver Monique Gladding has received an Olympic call-up. Photo: Reuters

A woman who almost lost her life in a diving accident has won her first ever place in Britain's olympic squad.

Eighteen months ago diver Monique Gladding hit her head during a dive in Russia and had to be pulled unconscious from the bottom of a pool.

Monique fought back from the injury and has been rewarded with an Olympic team place.

ITV News reporter Rupert Evelyn reports: