Welcome to European Champion and Olympic diver Tom Daley’s home profile page.
Date Of Birth: 21st May 1994
Team/Club Plymouth Diving
Coach Andy Banks and Peng Li
Three-time BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year winner Tom Daley started diving at the age of seven and is a member of Plymouth Diving Club, specialising in the 10m platform event.
At just 14-years old, Daley represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing where he was Britain's youngest competitor, the youngest competitor of any nationality outside of the sport of swimming, and the youngest to participate in a final.
After impressing to reach the 10m Platform final in Beijing, Daley became world champion for the same discipline in 2009 in Rome.
An injury-disrupted 2010 followed but Daley recovered to win both the 10m Platform and 10m Synchro with partner Max Brick at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
|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||501.00||2013||GOLD|
|10m Platform (jnr)||450.50||2007||GOLD|
|British Gas National Cup||3m Springboard||419.70||2011||SILVER|
In the Pool
Greatest achievement to date: Becoming world diving champion in 2009 for the 10m Platform.
Aspiration: To win Olympic Gold in 2012.
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.
Sports Team: Plymouth Diving.
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