Monique Gladding will compete at her first Olympics just 18 months after she almost died following a freak accident at a diving competition in Russia.
British Diving have included the 30-year-old in a 12-member squad that is headlined by Games poster boy Tom Daley.
While Daley's inclusion was a formality, after he won both the individual and synchro platform titles at the British Gas Diving Championships at the weekend, Gladding had to rely on the discretion of British Diving's selection panel.
Gladding finished third in the women's platform in Sheffield but despite that it was decided to include her alongside winner Stacie Powell in London. That has set the stage for an emotional Olympic debut for Gladding following a remarkable comeback from her near-death experience in February last year.
The City of Sheffield diver had to be dragged to safety from the bottom of the diving pool after she hit her head on the concrete 10m platform and plummeted unconscious into the water. She was left with a large scar across the top of her scalp and thought her Olympic dreams was in tatters.
Remarkably Gladding was back on diving's highest board less than six months before top-10 finishes at the World Cup and European Championships this year.
Britain will take a full diving team to an Olympics for the first time this summer, with former platform world champion Daley the number one contender for a medal. He will compete in the individual and synchro platform alongside Pete Waterfield, who makes his fourth Olympics.
Tonia Couch, who was overlooked for Gladding, will instead focus on her partnership with Sarah Barrow in the 10m synchro. The newly-crowned European champions are expected to push for a podium place after just being edged into fourth at last year's World Championships.
Elsewhere, Rebecca Gallantree and Nick Robinson-Baker were picked for their second Olympics, while rising star Jack Laugher heads a list of four teenagers heading to their first Games along with Chris Mears, Hannah Starling and Alicia Blagg.
Great Britain Olympic Diving team: Tom Daley (10m, individual & synchro), Pete Waterfield (10m, individual & platform), Jack Laugher (3m), Chris Mears (3m individual, synchro), Nick Robinson-Baker (3m synchro), Stacie Powell (10m), Monique Gladding (10m), Tonia Couch (10m synchro), Sarah Barrow (10m synchro), Rebecca Gallantree (3m, individual & synchro), Hannah Starling (3m), Alicia Blagg (3m synchro).