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Tom Daley

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
Born Plymouth
Team/Club Plymouth Diving Club / London High Performance Centre
Coach Jane Figueiredo
Daley burst on to the scene by winning European 10m Platform gold as a 13-year old in 2008 then reaching the Olympic final on his debut at Beijing 2008, ultimately finishing seventh.

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.

International Competitions

Competition Event Year Score Medal/Position
Olympic Games 10m Platform 2012 556.95 BRONZE
  10m Synchro   454.65 4th
  10m Platform 2008 463.55 7th
  10m Synchro   408.48 8th
World Championships 10m Platform 2013 470.60 6th
  10m Platform 2011 505.10 5th
  10m Synchro   407.46 6th
  10m Platform 2009 539.85 GOLD
  10m Synchro   412.98 6th
Commonwealth Games 10m Platform 2010 538.35 GOLD
  10m Synchro   439.65 GOLD
European Championships 10m Platform 2012 565.05 GOLD
  10m Platform 2008 491.95 GOLD
  10m Synchro   412.98 6th
FINA Diving World Cup 10m Synchro 2012 419.97 7th
  10m Platform 2008 480.40 7th
  10m Synchro   446.07 BRONZE
World Junior Championships Platform 2012 663.95 GOLD
  3m Synchro   338.85 GOLD

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Score Medal/Position
British Gas Diving Championships 10m Platform 2013 501.00 GOLD
  10m Platform 2012 547.60 GOLD
  10m Synchro   475.77 GOLD
  3m Springboard 2011 395.25 5th
  10m Platform   465.90 SILVER
  10m Platform 2009 517.55 GOLD
  10m Platform 2008 471.10 GOLD
  10m Synchro   431.25 GOLD
  10m Platform (jnr) 2007 450.50 GOLD
  10m Platform   450.50 SILVER
British Gas National Cup 10m Platform 2014 471.45 GOLD
  3m Synchro   373.83 SILVER
  3m Springboard 2011 419.70 SILVER
  10m Platform   472.25 SILVER
  10m Synchro   438.54 GOLD
  10m Platform 2010 483.60 SILVER

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


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