Wu returns to Olympic diving medal venue

Beijing Olympic Games silver medallist Melissa Wu is in China for the Diving World Series. (AAP)

Beijing Olympic Games silver medallist Melissa Wu is part of a six-strong Australian team in China for the opening event of the Diving World Series.

Australian Melissa Wu returns this weekend to the scene of her 2008 Beijing Olympic Games silver medal triumph when she competes at the opening event of the Diving World Series.

Joining Wu in China will be Commonwealth Games gold medallists Esther Qin and Domonic Bedggood, as part of a six-strong Australian team.

The experienced team also comprises Commonwealth medallists Maddison Keeney, Grant Nel and Anabelle Smith.

All six divers are expected to figure prominently at the Australian Olympic selection trials in May, when the final team for Rio will be selected.

Wu won silver as a 16-year-old diving alongside Briony Cole in the women's platform synchro, and goes to this weekend's event in some of the best form of her career.

She finished third behind Chinese divers Qian Ren and Yajie Si at the recent World Cup event in Rio.

Qin, who won gold in the 3m springboard at Glasgow in 2014, will restrict her competition in Beijing to the individual event, with regular 3m synchro partner Samantha Mills not making the trip.

Bedggood will compete in the 10m individual and will also team up with Wu in the mixed synchro.

Perth's Keeney has the busiest program of the weekend, competing in the 3m individual, 3m synchro with Smith and 3m mixed synchro with Nel.

The Beijing World Series will take place in the famous Water Cube from Friday until Sunday.

Source AAP

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