Tom Daley (born 21 May 1994) is an English diver. He was born in Plymouth, Devon. He mainly dives from the 10 metre platform, both on his own and in synchro (diving at the same time with another person). He became the World Champion at the age of 15 in 2009.
Daley went to the 2008 Summer Olympics where he was the youngest athlete for Britain. He also went to the 2012 Summer Olympics where he came third in the 10 metre platform event. He has won many other medals. For example, at the 2010 Commonwealth Games he won two golds in the 10 metre platform: one for the individual event, the other for the synchro event with Peter Waterfield.
He has won the BBC Award for Young Personality of the Year three times.
Personal life[change | change source]
He grew up in Eggbuckland, Plymouth with his mother Debbie, father Rob and two younger brothers, Ben and Will. He went to school at the Thruston Primary School in Plymouth and later went to Plymouth College. He started swimming when he was 3, and diving when he was 7. He did his first international competition when he was 11. In 2013, he stated that he is in a relationship with a man. In 2014, he stated that he is gay.
References[change | change source]
- "Tom Daley's profile". Team GB. http://www.teamgb.com/athletes/tom-daley. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
- "Tom Daley recalls BBC Young Sports Personality wins". BBC News. 7 November 2011. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/sports-personality/15622134. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
- Tom Daley: "I Am A Gay Man Now"