Thomas Robert Daley (born 21 May 1994)[2] is an English diver, television personality and YouTube vlogger. Daley returns to form as he qualifies... Daley leaves it to his last dive to battle into 10m platform... Tom must breach the Great Wall: China's Bo and Co standing... Frank Lampard happy to see Tammy Abraham back in the goals, Ben Askren accepts Jake Paul fight and calls him deluded, David Moyes reacts to West Ham's 3-0 defeat to Chelsea, Guardiola is 'happy to be in the semifinals' after win vs Arsenal, Solskjaer looks forward to quarter final clash against Everton, Mikel Arteta brands match vs Man City 'a really painful moment', Jose Mourinho previews Tottenham's Carabao Cup clash with Stoke, Lewis Hamilton takes a bite from same slice of cake he fed his dog, Van Dijk steps us his training as he continues return from injury, Teaser for hour-long Lionel Messi interview in Spain, Footballer Allan Saint-Maximin denies a rift with Steve Bruce, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praises Man United after win over Leeds. [95] In the individual 10m platform event he later won the bronze medal with 537.95 points, behind Qiu Bo on 587.00 and David Boudia on 560.20, having recovered from being in ninth place after the second round.[96]. Tom Daley: Diving For Gold is on ITV at 8pm on July 30. [66], Following a clear-the-air meeting between Daley, Evangulov, and Daley's representatives, Daley participated in the 2012 FINA Diving World Series. Tom Daley has claimed that he is not ruling out the possibility of winning a gold medal at the Olympics.. 'Although it's a bronze medal, for me it's like a gold medal as it's a symbol of all the hard work I have put in. Great Britain has won an incredible 29 gold medals at London 2012, superseding the 19 taken at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. His coach, Andy Banks, had already arrived to register his own displeasure at the number of flash bulbs from cameras within the audience. [52][53], In the March 2010 FINA Diving World Series event in Qingdao individual 10m competition, Daley showcased his two new dives and finished in 4th place, 520.35 points (his best score of the year). No child unwrapping his gifts at Christmas has ever looked happier than Daley when he received his Olympic medal here last night. In the 2018 FINA Diving World Series, Daley has won 1 silver medal and 1 bronze medal in Beijing (3m Mixed and 10m Synchro), 1 silver medal in Fuji (3m Mixed), 1 silver medal in Montreal (3m Mixed), and 1 silver medal in Kazan (3m Mixed). [68] Three weeks later, in the Moscow event, Daley won silver in the individual platform event, while the pairing finished fifth in the synchro. London 2012: Tom Daley's bronze sparks the Olympics' best pool party . [48], In the 2009 FINA World Championships, held in Rome, Daley unexpectedly won the individual platform title despite his lower tariff, with a score of 539.85 points, when his opponents had poor final dives – Qiu Bo finished on 532.20 points, Zhou Luxin on 530.55. In the ecstatic crowd, his mother, Debbie, younger brothers Will and Ben, and his grandparents wept tears of joy for Tom; and tears of remembrance for Rob. [49] In the 10 m platform synchronised event at the World Championships, Daley and Brick finished in 9th place following an inconsistent series of dives by the new pairing. [119] Their son, Robert "Robbie" Ray Black-Daley, was born on 27 June 2018. Olympics [92], At the British championships held in his old home pool in Plymouth, Daley won the individual 10m platform title for the fifth time, with 493.70 points, ahead of 14-year-old Matthew Dixon on 427.15, and Matty Lee on 413.20.[93]. Menu. Daley did not compete in the 10m synchro platform event, as his partner Peter Waterfield had lost his funding following this Olympiad, and his future synchro partner had yet to be determined. = with Daniel Goodfellow In the individual event, Daley earned a silver and a bronze medal.[101]. With Waterfield, he won the 10m platform synchronised competition. Perhaps more has happened in the life of Daley than any other athlete who appeared at the last Olympics in Beijing. Clive Rose/Getty Images At the British National Diving Cup, the British Championships, held in January, Daley won a gold in the individual 10m platform competition with 545.80 points, ahead of Matty Lee on 461.00 and Dan Goodfellow on 419.35 points. On 22 July 2017 he won the gold medal in the 10m platform event at the FINA World Championships held in Budapest. [131], Daley is very active through social media, including creating videos for his YouTube channel for a number of years. Daley was born in Plymouth, Devon, England, the son of Debbie (née Selvester) and Robert Daley. Daley, one of the poster boys of the London 2012 Olympics, celebrated by hugging his coaching staff and waving to his family in the stands, before diving into the … [24] Daley was praised in the media for speaking out about his problem. [85][86] In training for the 2013 World Championships, in Barcelona, Daley suffered a torn triceps for the third time, and only competed following intense medical attention and painkilling injections; he finished the individual 10m competition in 6th place. [81][82], In January 2013, Daley was involved in the ITV celebrity diving show Splash!, where he was an expert adviser to the celebrity contestants. Tom Daley qualified for tonight's men's 10-metre platform final and then claimed that bronze is the best he can hope for. Short-listed to the final three for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award in 2008. In the first event held in Dubai, Daley and Waterfield finished 4th in the 10m synchro event, while Daley won silver in the individual 10m event. He was awarded a re-dive - and Daley seized the moment to deliver his backward two-and-a-half somersaults, twoand- a-half twists with pike with such a distinct improvement that he was in third place after the first round. I just can't wait to go and see my family and just have a massive bundle. [104], † with Blake Aldridge European Champion Tom Daley talks exclusively to BBC Sport's Nick Hope about how proud he is to be selected for the Team GB Olympic squad.. ♠ with Grace Reid [106] On 2 December 2013, Daley released a YouTube video announcing that he had been in a relationship with a man since early that year. [70] Over the whole 2012 Diving World Series, Daley and the Daley/Waterfield pairing won both the overall individual and synchro 10-metre competitions. Page 3 Profile: Tom Daley, Olympic diver. Last updated on 22 April 2012 22 April 2012. [41] He came second in the 3-metre springboard competition in the same category with 485.25 points, sandwiched between the two Chinese divers, Wu Dongliang (510.25 points) and Wang Peng (470.40 points). The 18-year-old poster boy of the 2012 Games became the first Briton to win a medal in the discipline since 1960 and lost out on a gold only in the final round to the eventual winner, the … In 2014 Daley hosted a six-part travel series for ITV2 called Tom Daley Goes Global. At 18, Daley delivered the most heart-warming bronze medal of these Games. There is some confusion concerning his age on first winning the British U18 title: a few reports, including his mother, have stated that he was 9, but his official British Swimming profile states he was 10. Daley was the 2012 Olympic bronze medallist in the event. [18], From age 11 to 14 Daley attended Eggbuckland Community College. [64], On 27 July 2011, Daley took the first dive in London's newly built Olympic Park Aquatics Centre marking the one year countdown until the games begin. Chinese pair Yuan Cao and Yanquan Zhang claimed gold in Monday's men's synchronized ten meter diving final. He met the qualification standard for the 2006 Commonwealth Games, but was not selected for the England team because of his age. Tom Daley spectacularly won the Olympic medal his late father Rob always believed was his destiny. [69] In the final DWS meet of the year, in Tijuana, Mexico, Daley won gold in the individual platform event, and the pairing with Waterfield won bronze in the synchro event, although the Chinese did not compete in these events at this meet. Named BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2007, 2009 and 2010 (only person ever to win this award more than once). The fact that I qualified at the weekend and am taking the first dive is a complete privilege. [91], For the 2015 season, Daley dropped the "demon dive" (backward 2.5 somersault with 2.5 twists, piked) which he had experienced difficulty with for several years, and replaced it with a forward 3.5 somersaults with one twist, which he called his "firework" dive and displayed for the first time at the British championships in Plymouth in February. Published: 21:59 GMT, 11 August 2012 | Updated: 15:00 GMT, 12 August 2012. Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display skip to content Olympics 2012: What to Watch Today – Tom Daley goes for gold and Zara Phillips goes cross country. Daley also set an Olympic record score in the individual 10m platform during the first qualification round, but struggled with entries in the semi-final and did not qualify to the final. 5:35. More About Tom Daley Itv Rio Olympics Olympics … His first competition was the National Novice Championships in April 2003 where he won a medal in the 8/9-year-old boys category. He also competed in the 14–15 category at the 2005 Aachen Junior International, placing second in platform and third in 3 m springboard. [62], In the 2011 World Championships, held in Shanghai, China, he was again paired with Waterfield in the 10m synchro event. "My dream is to win an Olympic gold medal," he says. [98], Daley and Goodfellow got bronze at the 2016 FINA Diving World Cup,[99] earning them a spot in the 10m synchro competition at the Olympic Games. I went into it with a do-or-die mentality.'. From the moment he was selected to dive in Beijing, he was anointed the poster boy of London 2012. [123], In a statement made on the eve of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018, Daley called on Commonwealth countries to repeal their anti-gay laws. Ratings were not as good as the first season, and the show was cancelled. Fun and frolics on the top diving board at pre-Olympics training session Great Britain are proud to have one of the world's premier divers competing for a gold medal this summer at the 2012 Olympic Games, but Tom Daley isn't the only phenomenal diver heading to London. [74] In the individual 10m championship, Daley regained the title for the first time since 2009 with a score of 547.60, ahead of Peter Waterfield on 452.80 and James Denny on 390.20. The death of his father 15 months ago, at just 40, is one more burden Daley has had to shoulder. Tom Daley is dreaming of winning Olympic diving gold in front of a home crowd at London 2012 Tue 15 Feb 2011 03.09 EST First published on Tue 15 Feb 2011 03.09 EST Share on Facebook 'I wish my dad could have been here,' said Daley. [120] The family live in London. [132] Other social media platforms on which Daley is active include Facebook,[133] Instagram[134] and Twitter. Daley won two gold medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, in the 10-metre individual and synchronized event with Max Brick. He received an A* in his Photography A-level, and an A in his Spanish and Maths A-levels.[32]. [17] Last night Tom Daley's brave performance may not have won him the Olympic title, but it enhanced his reputation as a young man who is destined to remain at the forefront of British public life. "[112], Daley announced his engagement to Black on 1 October 2015. So far, the London 2012 Olympics have not been rosy for Tom or for the Team GB diving team in general. Tom boy: Tom Daley recovered after a tricky start. Tom Daley is dreaming of winning Olympic diving gold in front of a home crowd at London 2012 Tue 15 Feb 2011 03.09 EST First published on Tue 15 Feb 2011 03.09 EST Share on Facebook However, an injury to his triceps muscle in the 10m synchro competition forced his withdrawal from the synchro and individual 10m competitions, and placed his participation in the inaugural Youth Olympics in Singapore in the following two weeks in doubt. Daley was warned by British Swimming chief executive David Sparkes that taking part in the series would risk damaging his chances of winning an Olympic gold medal in the future.[84]. He said: "I've never been happier. Now he is unafraid to consider himself to be responsible, in some part, for the future of his mum and brothers. Blake Aldridge and Tom Daley, Diving, Video Diary 1- Beijing 2008. Comment. [18], In June 2004, the month after his tenth birthday,[19] he won the platform competition in the National Junior (under-18) group, making him the youngest winner of that event. After a brief conversation, the judges agreed. "If you miss a dive in this kind of field then you're out," Daley said. Great Britain are proud to have one of the world's premier divers competing for a gold medal this summer at the 2012 Olympic Games, but Tom Daley isn't … Britain's Tom Daley The 10m dive that won bronze for Daley at the 2012 London Olympics has to be the most important of his career — so far. At the 2016 FINA Diving World Series, which consisted of four competitions, Daley earned six medals. Daley won his age group at the British Championships in the 1 m springboard, the 3 m springboard, and platform in 2004, 2005, and 2006. I can't wait for next year and the honour of representing Team GB. Tom Daley says it would be a dream come true to win Olympic gold after his place at London 2012 was confirmed. 'Tom's already talking about competing in Rio,' said Banks. TOM DALEY vowed he is ready to strike gold — and then dedicate it to the memory of his dad. In 2007 he also began to compete on International Swimming Federation's (FINA) international diving circuit of Grand Prix and World Series events, twice finishing fourth in individual competition. As he grabbed a Union flag, to be worn like a cloak on a celebratory lap of honour, cameramen scrambled to find the best angle to photograph him. Tom Daley reflects on winning his first Olympic medal with 10m Platform bronze at London 2012. % with James Denny 11 Jun 2012 11 Jun 2012 From the section Olympics European Champion Tom Daley talks exclusively to BBC Sport's Nick Hope about how proud he is to be selected for the Team GB Olympic … It's Ole vs Pep AGAIN! The last time an American man won on the platform was in 1988, when Greg Louganis captured gold. [77] Tom Daley. Kelna, Martha. [124][125] In response, the-then UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat that he would raise concerns about gay rights with leaders of countries where homosexuality is illegal. On 12 October 2010, Daley attended the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India. [36] The previous youngest winner was the Scottish swimmer Ian Black, who won a European gold in 1958 at the age of 17. That spoiled the gold-medal hopes of Britain's Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield, who were shut out after a major mistake. In 2015, he partnered with Rebecca Gallantree to the inaugural mixed team World title, while in 2016 he won a second Olympic bronze in the men's synchronised 10-metre platform, with Daniel Goodfellow. Their score was a British record and Daley became the youngest ever male medallist in a world diving event. [115] On 14 February 2018, Daley announced via his Instagram account that he and his husband were expecting their first child through surrogacy,[116][117][118] which caused some criticism due to the ethical issues surrounding surrogacy. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group. 0:52. The Tom-toms were beating. Access official results for the Diving event 10m platform men at the London 2012 Summer Games Olympics, plus view video highlights of top performances. In April he won the 10m competition at the Edinburgh leg of the Diving World Series, but while subsequently training for the Diving Grand Prix event at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Daley injured his elbow and was forced to withdraw from the Fort Lauderdale competition and the subsequent DWS event in Mexico. The following day he also won gold in the 10m Individual Platform competition. [45], During the Olympics Daley had a row with diving partner Blake Aldridge when the latter phoned his mother between rounds. 'I went out there and gave it my best shot. "USA diving has four medals at the (London) Olympics, and maybe 1992 was … His book choice was Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling and his luxury item was an oven.[139]. [59] He won BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2010 for the third time in his career, and is the first person to receive this award three times. Tom Daley is hoping to take home Olympic gold in the 10m diving tomorrow night as he gears up for the preliminary rounds in the London 2012 Aquatics Centre tonight. [14] Their father, Robert, died from a brain tumour on 27 May 2011, aged 40, just a few days after Daley's 17th birthday. Rio 2016 . In the 2017 FINA World Series, Daley has taken home 1 bronze medal in Beijing (10m Platform), 3 bronze medals in Kazan (10m Platform, 10m Synchro, and 3m Mixed), and one silver medal in Guangzhou (10m Platform). Access official results for the Diving event 10m platform men at the London 2012 Summer Games Olympics, plus view video highlights of top performances. Daley decided not to undertake an International Baccalaureate course because of the pressures he faced in his preparation for the 2012 Olympics. A month after his appearance at the Olympics, Daley participated in the FINA Junior World Championships for the first time (being too young to enter before). Tom Daley: The childhood Olympic dream that came true When Tom Daley took to the diving board at London 2012, it was more than just the culmination of years of hard work. The GB divers in the end, took fourth place. [8] He won two gold medals for England at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, in the 10m synchro diving (with Max Brick) and the 10m Individual Platform competition,[9] and won the bronze medal for Great Britain in the individual competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Gold medalist David Boudia of the United States celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony for men's 10m platform diving at the London 2012 Olympic Games. [22] In April 2009, Daley alleged to Plymouth's main local newspaper The Herald that he had been bullied at school since the Olympics,[23] and his father told the BBC that he had temporarily withdrawn him from that school because its response to the problem had been ineffective. [127][128][129][130] Prime Minister Theresa May said she "deeply regretted" Britain's historical legacy of anti-gay laws across the British Commonwealth. [20] In 2006, he was the under-18 British champion in platform and 3m springboard, and he placed second in the 10 m platform at the 2007 senior British Championships, which were held in December 2006. After the London Games, he gained celebrity status and … Topics. [102], Daley partnered with Matty Lee starting in October 2018 in the men's synchronised 10-metres platform. Sport News Videos. [73], In the British Gas Diving Championships held in Sheffield in June 2012, which were also the Olympic trials, Daley and Waterfield won the 10m synchro platform title with a new British record score of 475.77, more than 140 points ahead of silver medallists Daniel Goodfellow and Ross Haslam on 333.72. It was broadcast live on BBC One and when interviewed he said "Marking the one year to go, by diving in the Aquatics Centre is an incredible honour. He competed in his second Olympics in 2012 and won an individual bronze medal. In the week before the competition Waterfield was struck by a flu-like illness for five days, and consequently they finished in sixth place. Tom Daley London 2012: the magnificent seven Olympics 2012… Britain has only won three water-sport medals this Games, far fewer that the host country had been hoping for. Cheering crowds welcome London 2012 Olympic gold medal-winning. Tom Daley Takes 10m Bronze in Beijing | FINA/NVC Diving World Series - Beijing 2017. skip to content. 30th Jul 2012 3:33pm | By Editor. [10], After the 2012 Summer Olympics and a summer of great sporting interest amongst the public in the UK, television network ITV approached Daley to have a role in their new celebrity diving reality TV show Splash!