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Tom Daley

Diver + Champion + Rival
Male
Born May 21, 1994

Thomas Robert "Tom" Daley is an English diver who specialises in the 10 metre platform event and was the 2009 FINA World Champion in the individual event at the age of 15. He started diving at the age of seven and is a member of Plymouth Diving Club. He has made an impact in national and international competitions from age 9.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1994 - 1998 2 More Events
2002 8 Years Old Daley was spotted by a coach, taking part in regular diving lessons, and was placed in a competitive squad in September 2002.
His first competition was the National Novice Championships in April 2003 where he won a medal in the 8/9 year old boys' category.
2004 10 Years Old 1 More Event
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.

TEENAGE

2005 - 2006 4 More Events
In January 2007, at the age of twelve, Daley was a special dispensation to compete at the 2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival. … Read More
In January 2008, Daley won the 10 m platform event at the British Championships to become the youngest winner of the senior British 10 m title. … Read More
…  In the first post-Rome 2009 World Championships edition of the FINA World Diving Rankings for the ten-metre platform, Daley reached a new career best ranking of number one. … Read More
In the February 2010 British Championships individual 10 m competition, Daley unveiled his 5255B dive (back two-and-a-half somersault, two-and-a-half twists) in competition for the first time, giving him a 3.6 tariff dive (reduced from 3.8 in FINAs' September 2009 DD tables). … Read More
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.
…  He was considered a medal prospect for the 2012 Olympic Games 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.
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