This year has been one of change for Daley, the 19-year-old uprooting his life in Plymouth and settling in new surroundings in London. Daley finished with a bronze medal at London 2012 Credit: PA:Press Association 6 Daley admits he wanted to give up after the London Olympics Credit: PA:Press Association 'You’ve got the Olympic Games, the Commonwealth Games and the World Championships – they are the most important events. Back home: Tom Daley returns to the London aquatic centre. Crowds of cheering fans welcomed London Olympics 2012 medal winners Tom Daley and Ruta Meilutyte as they toured Plymouth in an open-top bus. Published: 15:37, 16 April 2014 | Updated: 15:37, 16 April 2014. Daley moved to Plymouth College, an independent school which was beginning to build up a reputation for its elite swimming and diving programme and which would subsequently produce the 15-year-old Lithuanian 2012 100m breaststroke gold medallist, Ruta Meilutyte. Daley took up diving in 2001, at the age of seven, and was quickly spotted by a coach at Plymouth Diving Club who suggested to Robert and Tom’s mother, Debbie, that their son had the potential to pursue it seriously. Tom Daley medal winning diver and Team GB London 2012 hopeful takes delivery of a new MINI One D just days after his 17th birthday at Central Park Pool on May 25, 2011 in Plymouth, England. He was very much part of Tom’s team and Tom wouldn’t be where he is today without him.". August 15, 2012 - 13:58 BST hellomagazine.com London Olympics 2012: Ben Ainslie has enjoyed a homecoming party, while Jessica Ennis and Tom Daley have yet to celebrate The Team GB diving performance director Alexei Evangulov said that he had now lost a bet and would have to shave his head. 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 … The 18-year-old is the athlete that the public most expect to claim a medal … London 2012 Olympics: Tom Daley, Peter Waterfield fail to win synchronised diving medal. On top of changing his home and coach this year, Daley is also looking for a regular synchro partner still, following Pete Waterfield’s retirement from diving last July. 31791020 He finished 7th in the individual 10m platform and 8th with his partner Blake Aldridge in the synchronised 10m platform. After the London Games, he gained celebrity status and … That spoiled the gold-medal hopes of Britain's Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield, who were shut out after a major mistake. фото of Bronze Olympic Medal Celebrations 2012 (11/08/12) for Фаны of Tom Daley. London 2012: Tom Daley wins bronze – in pictures The best images from the Aquatics Centre as the young star of Beijing wins an unlikely medal in London Tom Jenkins and Jonny Weeks Sat 11 … Talking about his decision to request a re-dive, Daley explained: “With all the flash photography I got a bit disorientated. Speaking shortly after his father’s death, Daley looked ahead to the Olympic Games, which his father had been desperate to attend. 'I will definitely be competing in the individual if all goes to plan but the syncro is still unknown yet, I may be able to pull a synchro team together or I may not but we will wait and see. We take a look at some of Britain's medal winners from London 2012. Already named BBC Young Sports Personality of the year in 2007, Daley went on to win the award an unprecedented three times in a row and was ranked number 63 in Time’s 2008 edition of the 100 Olympic Athletes to watch. “I spoke to the referee and the judges agreed and I did the dive again. Daley became Britain's first world diving champion by winning the 10m platform title in Rome on Tuesday. Media caption London 2012: Tom Daley makes first dive in Aquatics Centre. Daley has been through a huge amount since making his Olympic debut in Beijing, winning a world title in 2009 before tragically losing his father to cancer in 2011. By 2006 Daley was under-18 British champion on the 10m platform and 3m springboard and two years later was selected by Team GB to take part in the Beijing Olympics, where, at the age of 14, he became one of the youngest ever British Olympians. Official profile of Olympic athlete Thomas DALEY (born 21 May 1994), including games, medals, results, photos, videos and news. 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 pool along with other competitors and coaches. https://www.capitalfm.com/.../olympics/pictures/team-gb-medal-winners-2012 He said: "I hope he will be watching and waving his big Union Jack in London from somewhere else. Official profile of Olympic athlete Thomas DALEY (born 21 May 1994), including games, medals, results, photos, videos and news. But it all hung on the final dives of four of his rivals. Commonwealth Games. Daley is now working under the tutelage of Zimbabwe-born coach Jane Figueiredo, who heads up British Diving's new high performance centre at the London Aquatics Centre. In a night of high drama at the Olympic Park’s Aquatic Centre, Daley's chances of gold hung on his and rivals' final dive. Toby Melville / Reuters. But though he had galvanised a wider interest in diving, as well as becoming something of a teenage heart-throb, Daley was still a schoolboy, facing the everyday pressures of homework, revision and exams. It was the start of a career that would eventually make him a household name and one of the poster boys of London 2012. 18th.FINA VISA Diving World Cup. “For funding reasons we needed a medal. It is great for diving and it is great for the team and I dedicate this medal to my dad, my family, my supporters and friends, and most of all the British public. Tom has had media exposure way above his actual achievements in sport. Olympics Swimming/diving: Tom Daley joins the team to review his medal-winning performance in diving whilst Adam Peaty – ear-marked as a future prospect back in 2012 – … It is really difficult not having him here ... if he was here he would be very proud. Tom Daley with his The usual minimum age is fifteen. Top Answer. Tom Daley's wait for an Olympic medal in London was put on hold after he and Pete Waterfield finished fourth in the 10 metre platform synchro this afternoon. London 2012 Olympics: #Gutted! He competed in his second Olympics in 2012 and won an individual bronze medal. ': Man of the match Harry Winks... Tottenham end winless run and march into Carabao Cup last four as Ben Davies and Harry Kane strikes see off... Jose Mourinho hails Tottenham stars for fending off Stoke's second half fightback as Spurs boss faces... Atletico Madrid FURIOUS after being kept in the dark over Kieran Trippier's worldwide TEN-WEEK BAN for... 'There is no excuse for anything': Cristiano Ronaldo urges Juventus team-mates to 'give more of ourselves'... Manchester United 'are planning to offer Mason Greenwood a new contract in 2021' despite 19-year-old scoring... JEFF POWELL: From dazzling displays in Eddie Hearn's garden, Anthony Joshua's destructive return and Tyson... MPs want to quiz football chiefs over handling of dementia scandal with DCMS committee chair Julian Knight... Football has robbed me of my husband: Ex-Luton defender Alan Garner's widow is vindicated as coroner rules... or debate this issue live on our message boards. Daley himself describes this training programme as "part-time", and pointed out that as none of his competitors were at school and that as a result his regime represented a mere 50% of their training schedule. 'It’s great to actually have one of the legs of the FINA Diving World Series come here to London because it will be the first major event held in the pool since the Olympic Games. August 19, 2012 11:53 BST. His training schedule belied this. Today's episode (Tuesday 26th May) will focus on the swimming and diving that took place at the London Aquatics Centre - including Daley's unforgettable bronze medal in the Men's 10m Platform competition. Daley has been on the lookout for a replacement – a second place finish in partnership with 17-year-old Daniel Goodfellow in the 3m synchro event at the British Gas National Cup in February evidence of that. Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display skip to content Carlo Ancelotti unfazed by dust-up while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gets ready to face Manchester City in League Cup semi-final, As it happened: Day of crunch talks brings Britain and EU to brink of historic deal, Tottenham Hotspur’s Danny Rose arrested after early hours car accident. Daley married American film director and writer Dustin Lance Black in Devon in May. 31791064 "If you miss a dive in this kind of field then you're out," Daley said. 1/5 tompete.jpg. Teen diving sensation Tom Daley and his partner today missed out on a medal despite being tipped for victory. Mr Evangulov said: “The bad thing is I had a bet with Tom that I would shave my head if he won a medal, so tomorrow I will have to do that and send the team a picture of my baldy head.”. After the London Games, he gained celebrity status and … Without that I could not have won an Olympic medal.”. Saturday 11 August 2012, 10:56pm. On Tuesday and Friday mornings he trained for two hours before school, and on Saturday mornings trained again for three hours, before doing homework all afternoon. Tom Daley hopes his World Championship gold medal triumph will help propel him to the 2012 Olympic title in London. Back home: Tom Daley returns to the London aquatic centre The seismic shift in Daley’s life is eased by the fact that he is no stranger to the London … 31791020 London Olympics 2012 medal winners Tom Daley win any medals in the individual 10m and.. `` had been allowed to retake it after he complained that he had been allowed retake! 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