Tom Daley is one of the biggest names in world diving and one of the most popular sportsman in Great Britain, having been named BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year three times.
Tom Daley Profile
|Date of Birth||21st May 1994|
|Team/Club||Plymouth Diving Club / London High Performance Centre|
The following season, he became Great Britain's first individual World Championship gold medallist, winning the 10m Platform title in Rome.
Daley continued to progress in 2010, scooping double gold for 10m Platform and 10m Synchro at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
In 2012, he won the overall FINA World Series title as well as his second European gold before qualifying for London 2012 with gold at the British Gas Diving Championships in Sheffield.
It was at the London Olympics where Daley won the hearts of the British public, winning an emotional, last-gasp bronze medal in the 10m Platform event.
Despite an injury-plagued 2013 season, Daley defended his British title, won a World Series gold in Edinburgh and reached the 10m Platform final at his third World Championships, finishing sixth.
|Olympic Games||10m Platform||2012||556.95||BRONZE|
|World Championships||10m Platform||2013||470.60||6th|
|Commonwealth Games||10m Platform||2010||538.35||GOLD|
|European Championships||10m Platform||2012||565.05||GOLD|
|FINA Diving World Cup||10m Synchro||2012||419.97||7th|
|World Junior Championships||Platform||2012||663.95||GOLD|
|British Gas Diving Championships||10m Platform||2013||501.00||GOLD|
|10m Platform (jnr)||2007||450.50||GOLD|
|British Gas National Cup||10m Platform||2014||471.45||GOLD|
In the Pool
Greatest achievement to date: Becoming world diving champion in 2009 for the 10m Platform.
Training regime: Six days a week - four hours a day.
Who has been greatest influence on you: My parents and my coach.
When did you begin swimming: I began swimming at the age of three and diving at seven.
Out of the Pool
Studies: Just finished GCSEs.
Ultimate relaxation: Cinema with my mates.
One thing you can’t live without: Laptop or phone.
Tip for the top: Work hard and success will follow.
Life after swimming: I would like to be a TV presenter.
Films: Flushed Away ha ha!
Band/Music: Black Eyed Peas
Food: Sausage and Mash with ice cream to follow.
Hobbies: Wakeboarding (when I have time)
Last book read: Lord of the Flies for school
How would you like to be remembered: As a hard working and successful athlete