Not bad for a part-timer. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images Daley did an hour and a half of homework after school every weekday, then trained for four hours in the gym and the pool, before going home to do more homework. Speaking shortly after his father’s death, Daley looked ahead to the Olympic Games, which his father had been desperate to attend. It's Ole vs Pep AGAIN! 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. You could see the emotion. Without that I could not have won an Olympic medal.”. The diver, who lost his father last year, said: “I am really so happy right now because of all the hard work I have put in in the past 18 months after losing my dad. Tom Daley hopes his World Championship gold medal triumph will help propel him to the 2012 Olympic title in London. 'I might be trying out a few things in training with a couple of people but we will see. Toby Melville / Reuters. British Diving performance director Alexei Evangulov believes that Team GB diver Tom Daley's recent improvement shows he is ready to challenge for medals at London 2012. I love you so much dad. Tom Daley celebrating after winning a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics in London. London 2012 Olympics: Tom Daley narrowly qualifies for diving semi-final. He also told how he had lost eight kilos in weight since December to get himself in shape and revealed that he had exchanged text messages and telephone calls with David Beckham to help him with the pressure and the disappointment of coming fourth the week before. He can't go out without being jumped upon, but he's showing he can handle the pressure.". Of his last dive he said: “I went out ---- or bust. "Looking at his face on the rostrum you can see how delighted he is. London Olympics 2012: Medal Winners Tom Daley and Missy Franklin Show off New Tattoos [PHOTOS] By Staff Reporter. Published: 15:37, 16 April 2014 | Updated: 15:37, 16 April 2014. Related Videos. “I spoke to the referee and the judges agreed and I did the dive again. Took two Gold before 'many' folks and MSM took notice. 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.”. 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 … London 2012. Tom's talked about wanting an Olympics tattoo for ages - although sensibly realised it's probably a good idea to wait until after the London 2012 games. 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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. London 2012 Olympics: #Gutted! He's won British / Commonwealth / European / World medals in interim period as well. Official profile of Olympic athlete Thomas DALEY (born 21 May 1994), including games, medals, results, photos, videos and news. or debate this issue live on our message boards. … 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. After the London Games, he gained celebrity status and … 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. Tom Daley is one of Team GB’s greatest medal prospects for London 2012. ", Tom’s coach, Andy Banks, said: "Tom’s father was very dedicated and would come and watch every training session. From the section. Daley is one of the youngest Summer Olympians ever to have competed for Britain, but a medal in Beijing is probably beyond the Devon schoolboy. Despite yesterday's disappointing result in the synchronised diving with Pete Waterfield, Tom Daley still believes he can win an Olympic medal at London 2012. Daley won two gold medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, in the 10-metre individual and synchronized event with Max Brick. 'I have been pretty pleased with my first two performances in the World Series. Olympics 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. My friends just treat me like normal Tom. Daley said that on the last dive, because of its degree of difficulty, he knew he could not win gold, but he was pleased that he had withstood the pressure. Tom Daley celebrating after winning a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics in London. 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 became Britain's first world diving champion by winning the 10m platform title in Rome on Tuesday. London 2012 Olympics: Tom Daley takes bronze in night of high drama Tom Daley, who went through heartbreak when he lost his father last year, has won bronze in … That spoiled the gold-medal hopes of Britain's Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield, who were shut out after a major mistake. Wiki User Answered . If his early-morning tweet was anything to go by, there were mixed emotions for Tom Daley upon his … “It is a rollercoaster of emotions and now I have an Olympic medal to show for it.”, Asked how his dad would have reacted and whether he would have jumped in the pool too, he said: “I think my dad would have probably tried to dive off the balcony to be with us. Brexit deal: what has been agreed, and what happens next? 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 – … He said it was the best performance of his career and the one he will remember most. Crowds of cheering fans welcomed London Olympics 2012 medal winners Tom Daley and Ruta Meilutyte as they toured Plymouth in an open-top bus. 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 celebrating after winning a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics in London. '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. Saturday 11 August 2012, 10:56pm. I haven’t felt that kind of buzz and atmosphere since the Games so I am looking forward to them spurring me on.'. As well as the brief introduction here, you’ll find hundreds of photos of Tom Daley, and dozens of photos of Matt Mitcham, ten-metre gold medalist at Beijing in 2008, in these Photo Galleries.. You might also enjoy these webs of hunky men and of Tom Daley. Foto of Bronze Olympic Medal Celebrations 2012 (11/08/12) for Fans of Tom Daley. 2012-08-12 16:46:22 2012-08-12 16:46:22. 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. 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. 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London 2012 Olympics: #Gutted! 31791064 Answer. Tom Daley with his 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. I’m just a normal person when I go to school.". Tom Daley is a British diver who has competed at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympic games. The 18-year-old had been allowed to retake it after he complained that he had been distracted by camera flashes going off in the crowd. Wrist and tricep injuries hampered Daley’s performances in the first two legs last month but that didn’t stop him from showcasing his talents as he claimed bronze in Beijing followed by a fourth-place in Dubai. Tom has had media exposure way above his actual achievements in sport. 30th Jul 2012 3:33pm | By Editor. Daley married American film director and writer Dustin Lance Black in Devon in May. Tom Daley now calls London home and the teenager is eager to prove he can keep his head above water in the capital when he returns to the scene of his greatest achievement later this month. When you compete in the Olympic Games and you win a bronze medal Tom Daley. But it all hung on the final dives of four of his rivals. Tom Daley covers his eyes after missing out on a medal in the diving. Manchester United handed semi-final derby meeting with City, while Jose Mourinho's... Tottenham defender Danny Rose arrested for 'dangerous driving' after high-speed 4am crash on the A45 in... Mesut Ozil confesses he wishes he 'could help the team... especially right now' as £350,000-a-week Arsenal... Chelsea step up pursuit of £4.5m Ecuador wonderkid Moises Caicedo, with Frank Lampard looking to fight off... Edinson Cavani fires Manchester United into Carabao Cup semi-final with 88th-minute winner at Everton...... Bring on City! 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 Indeed his new found fame was resented by some at his comprehensive school in Plymouth, so much as that Mr Daley temporarily withdrew him after his son became the target of bullying. No comments have so far been submitted. Shortly before 10pm he went into the lead with a dive which earned him 90.75 points. Moment to remember: Daley won bronze at London 2012, Career high: Daley celebrates with his medal at the London Games. Britons have tipped teen diving sensation Tom Daley to create the most memorable moment of the London Olympics.. Teen diving sensation Tom Daley and his partner today missed out on a medal despite being tipped for victory. Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display skip to content Commonwealth Games. 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'I feel great, the new coach has been working really well with me and I feel my diving is really fresh and everything is going well. Tom has two brothers, William and Ben. August 19, 2012 11:53 BST. '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. He competed in his second Olympics in 2012 and won an individual bronze medal. “There was a lot of pressure coming into the final competition. “For funding reasons we needed a medal. Before the London 2012 Games began, he said: “My biggest dream is to get a gold at the 2012 Olympics in front of a home crowd in London.” 7. 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. The Princess Royal has unveiled the London 2012 gold medals as the one-year countdown to the Olympics began. August 19, 2012 11:53 BST. The capital will once again play host to the world’s best divers as the third leg of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series comes to town. On a personal level, Tom Daley is one of the highest profile athletes of the London 2012 Olympics and a gold medal win will propel the media-friendly diver to new, and not unwelcome, heights. His training schedule belied this. 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. Competing with a persistent thumb injury, Daley won the silver medal with synchro-partner Callum Johnstone in the 10m synchronised-diving final. He competed in his second Olympics in 2012 and won an individual bronze medal. At the Aquatics Center, British diver Tom Daley prepares to take part in the men's synchronized 10-m-platform final during the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 30, 2012 The London 2012 Summer Games have been dubbed the first social media Olympics, and Twitter has played a … ', Tickets to see the world’s best divers at the FINA/NVC Diving World Series (25-27 April) are still available. Such was his ability that he won a medal at his first competition, the National Novice Championships in 2003, going on to win several categories at an invitational event in Southampton later that year. “I cannot wait for Rio,” he said. After the London Games, he gained celebrity status and … Britain's top indoor snow centres and dry ski slopes for a ski trip on home soil, Mountains on screen: The best ski and snowboard films of all time. 'For me the Commonwealth Games is one of the major events on the sporting calendar,' added Daley, who also won individual 10m platform. 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He was taunted as "Speedo boy", objects were thrown at him in class, and there were even threats to break his legs. Did Tom Daley win any medals in the London 2012 Olympics? 'You’ve got the Olympic Games, the Commonwealth Games and the World Championships – they are the most important events. Tom Daley will dedicate any medal he wins at London 2012 to the memory of his inspirational father Robert, who lost a long battle with brain cancer in May last year. In January 2007, at the age of twelve, Daley was given a special dispensation to compete at the 2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival. Roared on by a sell-out crowd of 17,500, the 18-year-old delivered six dives of consistent excellence. 31791020 The seismic shift in Daley’s life is eased by the fact that he is no stranger to the London Aquatics Centre, having claimed Olympic 10m platform bronze there two years ago. Although it is a bronze medal, to me it is a gold medal. 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 … 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. London Olympics 2012: Medal Winners Tom Daley and Missy Franklin Show off New Tattoos [PHOTOS] By Staff Reporter. At 14 years of age, British diver Tom Daley's medal hopes are second to his incredible achievement in reaching the Olympics. It keeps me grounded. 1. https://www.capitalfm.com/.../olympics/pictures/team-gb-medal-winners-2012 Going well: Daley won bronze in Beijing followed by a fourth-place in Dubai last month. When Robert Daley succumbed to brain cancer at the age of 40 many would have understood if his son had withdrawn from the limelight for a period and given up diving. Tom Daley celebrating after winning a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. 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London 2012: Tom Daley's bronze sparks the Olympics' best pool party The vocal crowd were on-brand with their Team GB chants as the night ended with … “With all the pressure coming into this and after missing out and coming fourth in the synchro dive I am so happy.”. But ahead of this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Daley admits the clock is ticking on the defence of the synchro gold he won alongside Max Brick four years ago in Delhi. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. He is a bit of an A list now. Tom Daley managed to win an Olympic Bronze Medal in the 10 Meter Platform Diving at the Aquatic Centre in London - 11th August 2012 Before the contest Tom said he would probably only win Bronze - and he was right ! 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. Talking about his decision to request a re-dive, Daley explained: “With all the flash photography I got a bit disorientated. Tom Daley On His Way To A Medal by Richard 13 32 London 2012 Olympics 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. I went out there thinking, give it my best shot.”. 'Everyone around the world, the divers anyway, are so excited to come back here and relive the memories. 1/5 tompete.jpg. Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield miss out on medal in dive final. Access official results for the Diving event 10m platform men at the London 2012 Summer Games Olympics, plus view video highlights of top performances. Top Answer. 'But now I have had a solid run of recovering from those injuries so barring any other disasters I will be good to go next week. 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