British diver Chris Mears to release single next month

British diver Chris Mears, who is also forging a career as a DJ, reveals that he is releasing a single in October.

Commonwealth gold medallist Chris Mears has revealed that he is releasing a single next month in Mexico as he continues to build on his career as a DJ.

The 21-year-old British diver, who won gold in the synchronised 3m springboard final alongside Jack Laugher last month, is currently doing gigs in Mexico.

The Leeds-based sportsman has been working on his own material for some time after getting involved in music while recovering from glandular fever as a teenager.

"I had a serious illness when I was 16, 17 and I got a Mac [computer] and then started messing around on music-making software," Mears told Sports Mole.

"My cousin is quite renowned in the writing and producing world so he showed me the ropes and then I took my own direction with it, and here I am! I really enjoy the music that I play and the music that I make, and that's the main thing. "

Click here to read our full interview with the diver.

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Chris Mears mid-dive at the World Cup in Shanghai on July 18, 2014
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