New Zealand Team diver Anton Down-Jenkins has withdrawn from the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The Tokyo Olympian says he made the difficult decision to pull out of Birmingham in order to prioritise his well-being.

“This decision is ultimately about me and putting myself and my mental health first so I can continue to succeed in the future,” said Down-Jenkins.

“My coach is also based offshore which has made it really hard to train. Unfortunately, I’m not where I want to be with my diving and have decided it’s in my best interests to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games.”

Down-Jenkins is receiving wellbeing support from the New Zealand Team.

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