[18], From age 11 to 14 Daley attended Eggbuckland Community College. I really believe that." Tom boy: Tom Daley recovered after a tricky start. "[107][108] Daley said that it had been a tough decision to speak out about his private life. I went into it with a do-or-die mentality.'. Tom Daley won diving bronze for Great Britain with a nerveless display in the men's 10m platform, as USA's David Boudia took gold. £ with Matty Lee [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. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. 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. Cheering crowds welcome London 2012 Olympic gold medal-winning. Perhaps more has happened in the life of Daley than any other athlete who appeared at the last Olympics in Beijing. with Jack Laugher I did absolutely everything and with a shaky start having to do a re-dive because of the flash photography. [102], Daley partnered with Matty Lee starting in October 2018 in the men's synchronised 10-metres platform. [34] Daley and Aldridge won bronze in synchro at the 2008 FINA Diving World Cup. He specialises in the 10-metre platform event and is a double World champion in the event; he won the 2009 FINA World Championship in the individual event at the age of 15, before regaining it in 2017. [78], Returning to the Aquatics Centre on the final Friday of the Games for the 10m men's platform event, Daley initially gave his fans cause for concern with a poor performance in the preliminary round where he was ranked 15th of the 18 qualifying divers for the semi-final with 448.45 points (the eventual gold medal winner, David Boudia, ranked 18th). "USA diving has four medals at the (London) Olympics, and maybe 1992 was … In March 2008, Daley became the youngest person to win a gold medal at the European Championships, held in Eindhoven. In January 2008, Daley won the 10m platform event at the British Championships and become the youngest winner of the senior British 10 m title. In January 2007, at the age of twelve, Daley was given a special dispensation to compete at the 2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival. He was considered a medal prospect for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London from this time, and was one of the British Olympians being tracked through the years leading up to London 2012 by the BBC television series Olympic Dreams. He competed in his second Olympics in 2012 and won an individual bronze medal. Olympics ** semi-final result, Daley created a YouTube channel on 23 August 2010. Banks was the first to hug him, a clasp round the shoulders that acknowledged how far they had travelled together. The GB divers in the end, took fourth place. [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. 307C: Reverse 3 1/2 Somersault Tucked (3.4 Tariff), 407C: Inward 3 1/2 Somersault Tucked (3.2 Tariff), 5172B: Forward 3 1/2 Somersault w/ 1 Twist Piked (3.6 Tariff), 626B: Armstand Back Triple Somersault Piked (3.5 Tariff), 109C: Forward 4 1/2 Somersault Tucked (3.7 Tariff), 207B: Back 3 1/2 Somersault Piked (3.6 Tariff). Boudia must have wondered who had won the Olympic title, while Bo looked like a man who understood that silver was not going to placate the diving commissars back in China. Tom Daley spectacularly won the Olympic medal his late father Rob always believed was his destiny. In January, he was photographed with London Mayor Boris Johnson on the 10-metre board. 30th Jul 2012 3:33pm | By Editor Tom Daley and diving partner Peter Waterfield failed to take home a medal in the synchronised 10m platform final today after China was victorious, winning gold. Short-listed to the final three for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award in 2008. % with James Denny 'I'm so happy. 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. [42][43] In March 2009 he improved his personal best to 540.70 in coming third at a Diving World Series event in China,[44] and the following month he improved it to 540.85 while finishing second at the World Series event in Sheffield. Cheering crowds welcome London 2012 Olympic gold medal-winning. Briefly, he held top spot; but then Boudia and Bo flew without mishap and the bronze was his. When Aldridge missed the British Championships because of the injury sustained in the nightclub incident, Daley's father said he'd like his son to have a different diving partner. Daley's evening began controversially as he strode belligerently towards the senior official of the competition to lodge an irate protest after his first dive. At the beginning of 2014 Daley moved his training base from the Life Centre in Plymouth to the London Aquatics Centre at the Olympic Park in east London, with a new coach, Jane Figueiredo.[87]. [15]His early diving hero was Canadian diver Alexandre Despatie, who won gold at the 1998 Commonwealth Games at the age of 13,[16] and British diver Leon Taylor, who later mentored him. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Rio 2016 . 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. Daley and Denny dropped marks on their final dive to finish with a total of 403.74, while both Belarus and Ukraine posted their highest scores. "If I dive my best on the day it can happen. Official profile of Olympic athlete Thomas DALEY (born 21 May 1994), including games, medals, results, photos, videos and news. 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Daley decided not to undertake an International Baccalaureate course because of the pressures he faced in his preparation for the 2012 Olympics. Daley's bronze was the first diving medal of any kind for Britain since 2004, when Waterfield and Leon Taylor won the 10-meter synchronized event, and it was the first individual medal … Tom Daley wins gold… in the Team GB Twitter Olympics medal table. [72], In May 2012, Daley regained the European 10-metre platform title when he won gold at the Eindhoven championships with a score of 565.05 points, 49.65 ahead of Viktor Minibaev in silver position. Britons have tipped teen diving sensation Tom Daley to create the most memorable moment of the London Olympics. A second event was held in the same venue three days later to replace the Sheffield DWS event which was cancelled because of the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull. [83] While the show got a largely negative critical response, it nevertheless got the largest ratings on each of the five Saturday nights it was broadcast, and was renewed for a second season in 2014. In 2017, he won World silver with Grace Reid in the mixed 3-metre springboard synchronised event. Fun and frolics on the top diving board at pre-Olympics training session Olympic Gold Medal winning diver Tom Daley of Great Britain poses for a portrait during a break from training for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games at the Rampa da Pedra Bonita on January 18, 2015 in Rio de... Obtenez des photos d'actualité haute résolution de qualité sur Getty Images [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. [127][128][129][130] Prime Minister Theresa May said she "deeply regretted" Britain's historical legacy of anti-gay laws across the British Commonwealth. At 18, Daley delivered the most heart-warming bronze medal of these Games. Tom Daley says it would be a dream come true to win Olympic gold after his place at London 2012 was confirmed. He also competed in the 14–15 category at the 2005 Aachen Junior International, placing second in platform and third in 3 m springboard. For the 2011 season, Daley was paired in the synchronised competitions with 2004 Athens Olympic silver medallist Peter Waterfield in British Swimming's continuing efforts to find the best synchro pairing for the 2012 Olympics. Two weeks later, Daley won his first medals on the FINA circuit, winning a bronze in the individual platform competition and a silver in synchro at the Madrid Grand Prix. 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). The fact that I qualified at the weekend and am taking the first dive is a complete privilege. It's going to be great. skip to content. Tom Daley spectacularly won the Olympic medal his late father Rob always believed was his destiny. Clive Rose/Getty Images 'Tom Daley speaks out on anti-gay laws in Commonwealth nations after winning gold '. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, Daley and Goodfellow won a bronze medal in the synchronized 10m platform. On 22 July 2017 he won the gold medal in the 10m platform event at the FINA World Championships held in Budapest. I remember an interview about one of his biggest problems since i.e. Paris 2024 . [100] Tom Daley reflects on winning his first Olympic medal with 10m Platform bronze at London 2012. 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. London 2012: Tom Daley's bronze sparks the Olympics' best pool party . He competed in his second Olympics in 2012 and won an individual bronze medal. Only a few years ago, this was a distant dream. Now Daley is training for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. [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]. He persuaded supermodel Kate Moss to pose for a recreation of an original portrait by David Hockney, as part of a GCSE photography project recreating great works of art, after meeting her on a photo shoot for the Italian version of Vogue. In the season's opening meet of the FINA Diving World Series, in Beijing, Daley conceded that the new dive still needed "work to be done" on it, as he failed to qualify for the final round. [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). 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. (13 April 2018). 'That's one downside of the homecrowd thing, but honestly I'm just so happy. Show us your medal: Tom Daley shows off his Olympic bronze medal, Here we go: Daley is thrown into the pool after winning his bronze medal. Tom Daley's senior medal haul Olympics: 2012, bronze The GB divers in the end, took fourth place. [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. At the 2018 Commonwealth Games held at the Gold Coast, Australia, Daley and Goodfellow won gold on the men's synchronised 10-metres platform. 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. Home News. The Tom-toms were beating. Tom Daley. 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 … On the most important night of his life, Daley reacted to the burden of expectation on him with the ice-cold demeanour of a man untouched by nerves, and undiminished by the enormity of his task. 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. [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. Britain has only won three water-sport medals this Games, far fewer that the host country had been hoping for. Casually, we reminded ourselves that he was still at school; yet since Beijing, he has grown more than five inches in height to 5ft 9½in, and now weighs a muscular 11st 4lb, at least 25lb heavier than he had been when he became the second youngest athlete in history to represent Team GB at an Olympic Games. "If you miss a dive in this kind of field then you're out," Daley said. The usual minimum age is fifteen. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group. Kelna, Martha. Home crowd: Tom Daley's mother Debbie, and brother William, watch the diving final. [47] Daley won the individual event in a new personal best of 554.90, scoring a perfect set of seven 10s for one of his dives. 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. 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. 2:19. Tom Daley and diving partner Peter Waterfield failed to take home a medal in the synchronised 10m platform final today after China was victorious, winning gold. It must be awful being Peter Waterfield, Daley’s diving partner, who people keep mixing up with record producer Pete Waterman. [45], During the Olympics Daley had a row with diving partner Blake Aldridge when the latter phoned his mother between rounds. The vocal crowd were on-brand with their Team GB chants as the night ended with … 5:35. On 12 October 2010, Daley attended the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India. photo of Bronze Olympic Medal Celebrations 2012 (11/08/12) for fans of Tom Daley. [94] Overall, throughout the years' DWS meets, in the 10m platform competition Daley won the silver medal in the Dubai, Windsor, Ontario, and Mérida, Mexico legs, and gold in London, whilst with Alicia Blagg he won bronze in the mixed synchronised 3m springboard at Windsor and at Mérida. He met the qualification standard for the 2006 Commonwealth Games, but was not selected for the England team because of his age. Interview With Tom Daley Following His Olympic 10m Diving Heartbreak. London 2012 Olympics: Tom Daley coach Andy Banks backs him to again triumph after adversity Andy Banks, the Plymouth diving coach who has guided the career of Tom Daley … Great Britain has won an incredible 29 gold medals at London 2012, superseding the 19 taken at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Pyeongchang 2018 . Named BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2007, 2009 and 2010 (only person ever to win this award more than once). TOM DALEY vowed he is ready to strike gold — and then dedicate it to the memory of his dad. He wore a smile the width of the diving pool. In the synchro event, he and Goodfellow medalled at each of the four competitions, earning two silver and two bronze medals. He received an A* in his Photography A-level, and an A in his Spanish and Maths A-levels.[32]. [135], In 2015, he became a patron of LGBT+ charity Switchboard (UK) and collaborated with YouTuber Calum McSwiggan to relaunch the charity under their new name. In the individual event, Daley earned a silver and a bronze medal.[101]. [28], Daley took his GCSEs in small batches to fit around his diving commitments. [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. LA 2028; Milano Cortina 2026 . When asked about his sexual orientation in a July 2015 interview with The Guardian, Daley said: "I don't put a particular label on any of it because right now I'm in a relationship with a guy, but I still have sexual feelings towards girls. He said: "I've never been happier. [71], In April 2012, Daley won the British elite juniors 10-metre platform title by a margin of 140 points at the Plymouth Life Centre. Daley won the 2007 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Young Personality award. 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. & with Rebecca Gallantree Daley finished in fourth place, with a score of 519.70 points – his second highest score of the season (just 0.8 points away from bronze).[55]. 0:52. At the British Gas Diving Championships held at his home pool in Plymouth on 8–10 February, Daley only competed in the individual 10-metre platform event, which he won with 501.00 points, ahead of James Denny on 374.90 points and Daniel Goodfellow on 340.25 points. 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. [76]), It was hoped that the 10m men's synchronised platform event, on the first Monday of the Games, would provide Daley and Waterfield with an opportunity to supply Team GB's first medal of the Games. He was unable to defend his 10m synchronised title, as his dive partner Blake Aldridge had been injured in a brawl at a nightclub several days before the championships and was unable to dive. He danced with his team-mates on the deck, then frolicked with them in the water. [67] In the event held in Beijing a week later, Daley and Waterfield won the silver medal in the 10m synchro event, while in the individual event Daley won silver and Waterfield the bronze. In February 2012 British Diving's Performance Director Alexei Evangulov criticised Daley's work ethic, stating that he feared Daley's media and commercial activities were to the detriment of his training for the Olympics – a comment which was seemingly backed up when Daley and Pete Waterfield could only finish 7th in the 10m synchro competition in the FINA World Cup event held at the London Aquatics Centre. The reigning world champions scored 99.36 with … And he thoroughly deserved the ovation he received from the crowd, which included David Beckham, as he walked around the pool as flags were waved in his honour. [104], † with Blake Aldridge 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 Sport News Videos. [119] Their son, Robert "Robbie" Ray Black-Daley, was born on 27 June 2018. [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. Ratings were not as good as the first season, and the show was cancelled. ', Close contest: Qiu Bo was in contention throughout, Leading man: Tom Daley took the lead with one round to go. The young diver's 1.2 million followers put him ahead of Andy Murray and Jessica Ennis on the social media podium He used this platform to announce his relationship with American screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. It's Ole vs Pep AGAIN! Comment. Competing with a persistent thumb injury, Daley won the silver medal with synchro-partner Callum Johnstone in the 10m synchronised-diving final. Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display skip to content London 2012 Olympics: Tom Daley takes a giant leap as he steps up his quest for diving gold this summer. "[111] When asked about his coming to terms with his same-sex attraction and his relationship with Black, he said: "I'd been in relationships with girls where I'd had sexual feelings, but it became so much more intense when I met Lance. 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. Beijing 2022 . [120] The family live in London. [121] Daley and Black do not share pictures with their son's face online or on social media accounts. At the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Daley won a silver medal in the men's synchronised 10m platform with diving partner James Denny and gold in the men's 10m platform, with 516.55 points, retaining his title from the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in 2010. Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display skip to content 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 … [103] At the 2019 World Aquatics Championships held in Gwangju, South Korea, Daley and Lee finished in the bronze position in the 10m synchro. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, Daley and Daniel Goodfellow won a bronze medal in the synchronised 10m platform. No child unwrapping his gifts at Christmas has ever looked happier than Daley when he received his Olympic medal here last night. [110], In the video, he did not use the words "gay" or "bisexual", but did say "Of course I still fancy girls." Topsy turvy: Daley's repeat first-round dive scored very high. 2012 London Olympics: USA’s David Boudia Claims Diving Gold on Platform; Tom Daley Excites Crowd With Bronze After Appealing for Re-Dive Left Sidebar by Archive Team His book choice was Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling and his luxury item was an oven.[139]. With Waterfield, he won the 10m platform synchronised competition. Page 3 Profile: Tom Daley, Olympic diver. His first competition was the National Novice Championships in April 2003 where he won a medal in the 8/9-year-old boys category. Second life: Tom Daley was allowed to repeat his first dive after complaining about the camera flashes, Top man: But Tom Daley had some tough competition. "[112], Daley announced his engagement to Black on 1 October 2015. 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. 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