PRIME MINISTER CONGRATULATES CHAMPION TOM
22 Jul 2009
Prime Minister Gordon Brown has congratulated British Gas diver Tom Daley on becoming Britain’s first individual world diving champion.
The 15-year old won gold in the 10 metre platform at the World Championships in Rome yesterday.
The Prime Minister said: "I am delighted at Tom's success. His gold medal at the World Championships shows what is possible with talent, commitment and determination.
"He is an inspiration to all those involved in British sport and to young people right across the country. My congratulations go to him, his family and his team."
The FINA World Championships take place in Rome from 17th July to 2nd August. Britain will be represented in diving, open water swimming, synchronised swimming and the swimming events.
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