Tom Daley targets more Commonwealth successMarch 28, 2018
World champion Tom Daley is aiming to put in some great performances at the Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast – after bouncing back in style from a ‘heartbreaking’ Olympic Games.
The trip Down Under will be Daley’s third appearance on the Commonwealth stage and he says it is still a huge honour to be representing Team England.
- DOB: 24/05/94
- Club: Dive London
- Coach: Jane Figueiredo
- CWG: Won 10m and 10m Synchro gold on debut at Delhi 2010, defended 10m title and won 10m Synchro silver at Glasgow 2014.
Daley won gold at his previous two Commonwealth Games – claiming victory in the 10m platform at both Delhi in 2010 and Glasgow 2014.
He also won gold in the 10m synchro platform in Delhi alongside Max Brick.
But despite winning a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio in the 10m synchro, Daley admitted to be disappointed with his performance in the individual event.
He bounced back in style by claiming gold in that category at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest.
And now the 23-year-old Dive London member, who was named LEN European male diver of the year in January for the third time in his career, is targeting more success in Australia.
Daley said: “It is an honour to be selected to represent Team England at my third Commonwealth Games.
“I had a great year last year, retaining my 10m title at the World Championships, and I am hoping that I can build on that and put in some great performances out on the Gold Coast in April.
“In 2016 at the Olympics, the individual event did not go the way I wanted it to and it was quite heartbreaking for me actually.
“But I knew that I could be on top and I just wanted to make sure I gave everything that I could the year afterwards and, to get the validation that I could be the best in the world, that was the moment for me that will forever stick in my memory.”
One of Daley’s most memorable moments was landing an emotional 10m Platform bronze in front of a home crowd at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
He has also won four European Championship gold medals during his career.