I can't wait for next year and the honour of representing Team GB. His book choice was Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling and his luxury item was an oven.[139]. I went in to it with a do-or-die mentality," said Daley. [119] Their son, Robert "Robbie" Ray Black-Daley, was born on 27 June 2018. He met the qualification standard for the 2006 Commonwealth Games, but was not selected for the England team because of his age. Tom Daley will dedicate any medal he wins at London 2012 to the memory of his inspirational father Robert. Tom Daley wins diving bronze medal for Great Britain at the Summer Olympics 2012. Tom Daley can't stop grinning. Shame on TD. "I put everything into it. À 13 ans, il est devenu un partisan de Childline, une ligne d'aide aux enfants dirigée par la Société nationale pour la prévention de la cruaut… This page was last edited on 9 December 2020, at 20:55. He started diving at the age of seven and is a member of Plymouth Diving Club, where his talent was identified early, and made an impact in national and international competitions from age 9. Tom Daley celebrating after winning a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics in London. [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. [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). China's Qiu Bo, the world champion and firm favourite coming into the final, had to settle for silver. Well done UK Olympics! 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]. I am enjoying London Olympics more than ever because of Mr. Daley. Bo settling for silver seemed unlikely on Friday evening when he dominated the qualifying session, A bronze medal - only the seventh medal Britain has ever won in Olympic diving - more than makes up for the disappointment of. "Boudia was a class act. Never heard of re-dive. Today you can re-dive because you got flashed. Read about our approach to external linking. [29] Daley obtained eight A* grades and one A in his GCSEs. % with James Denny At the 2016 Summer Olympics, Daley and Daniel Goodfellow won a bronze medal in the synchronised 10m platform. 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. 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. What a grate performance!! [122], In August 2014, Daley was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September's referendum on that issue. 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. Sportsmanship is more important. olympics. Whilst Boudia celebrated with his coach and team-mate Nicholas McCrory, Daley's friends and family threw him into the pool and jumped in afterwards to celebrate a famous medal. & with Rebecca Gallantree Kelna, Martha. Thomas Robert Daley (born 21 May 1994) is an English diver, television personality and YouTube vlogger. 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. [102], Daley partnered with Matty Lee starting in October 2018 in the men's synchronised 10-metres platform. [89], In August 2014 at the European Championships in Berlin, the Daley/Denny partnership finished fourth in the 10m platform synchro competition, in only their second competition,[90] while Daley won the silver medal in the 10m platform competition, with 535.45 points, behind Russia's Viktor Minibaev who had 586.10 points. * with Alicia Blagg litrato of Bronze Olympic Medal Celebrations 2012 (11/08/12) for fans of Tom Daley. @ with Peter Waterfield [138], On 30 September 2018, he was the guest on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs. 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. He competed in his second Olympics in 2012 and won an individual bronze medal. tom daley. [21] At 13 he became a celebrity supporter of Childline, a children's helpline run by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), and at that time it was revealed that he had been bullied eighteen months earlier. It could have all been so very different for Daley who, amid considerable confusion in the packed Aquatics Centre, told his coach Andy Banks that he had been put off by flashes from cameras in the crowd during his first dive. Nearly two weeks later, on … Daley was the 2012 Olympic bronze medallist in the event. He said: "I'd never felt the feeling of love, it happened so quickly, I was completely overwhelmed by it to the point I can't get him out of my head all the time. At the World Championships held in Kazan, Russia, Daley won the gold medal with Rebecca Gallantree in the inaugural team event competition (Daley diving twice from the 10m platform and once from the 3m springboard, Gallantree diving once from the platform and twice from the springboard). As of 2019, Daley has over 800,000 subscribers with over 100 million views. Tom Daley has been defended against the accusation he is putting his media profile ahead of his Olympic prospects. [45], During the Olympics Daley had a row with diving partner Blake Aldridge when the latter phoned his mother between rounds. (13 April 2018). Daley's total was 9.90 points lower than Qiu's, but there was no sense of disappointment from the Brit or his entourage. [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. [92], At the British championships held in his old home pool in Plymouth, Daley won the individual 10m platform title for the fifth time, with 493.70 points, ahead of 14-year-old Matthew Dixon on 427.15, and Matty Lee on 413.20.[93]. [85][86] In training for the 2013 World Championships, in Barcelona, Daley suffered a torn triceps for the third time, and only competed following intense medical attention and painkilling injections; he finished the individual 10m competition in 6th place. Daley made his debut in the show's premiere on 5 January 2013 as a mentor to the celebrity competitors taking part.[11]. This is not about Tom Daley, not about bronze medal. At the 2018 Commonwealth Games held at the Gold Coast, Australia, Daley and Goodfellow won gold on the men's synchronised 10-metres platform. Sat 11 Aug 2012 17.41 EDT 17.41 EDT Tom Daley delivered a nerveless performance on Saturday night to claim an extraordinary bronze medal in the 10m platform dive. 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. The usual minimum age is fifteen. [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. [73], In the British Gas Diving Championships held in Sheffield in June 2012, which were also the Olympic trials, Daley and Waterfield won the 10m synchro platform title with a new British record score of 475.77, more than 140 points ahead of silver medallists Daniel Goodfellow and Ross Haslam on 333.72. Bronze Olympic Medal Celebrations 2012 (11/08/12) added by -SarahRaRaRa-Source: facebook.com . "[65], In the 2012 season, a thumb injury forced Daley's withdrawal from the National Cup a few days before the competition (the 10m platform title was won by Max Brick). [60] At the 2011 National Cup, the British Championship was held in the new Southend Swimming and Diving Centre on 28–30 January and Daley came second in the 3m springboard competition behind Jack Laugher. [59] He won BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2010 for the third time in his career, and is the first person to receive this award three times. Tom Daley will be "in medal contention" in Saturday's 10m platform diving final, former Olympic medallist Leon Taylor has predicted. The British star took a tiny lead into the last round of dives, but needed to be perfect as his closest rivals were both trying more technically difficult dives. bronze medal. Staff and supporters at Plymouth College react to pupil Tom Daley's diving medal. He also competed in the 14–15 category at the 2005 Aachen Junior International, placing second in platform and third in 3 m springboard. In the week before the competition Waterfield was struck by a flu-like illness for five days, and consequently they finished in sixth place. With Waterfield, he won the 10m platform synchronised competition. [36] The previous youngest winner was the Scottish swimmer Ian Black, who won a European gold in 1958 at the age of 17. Come on people! Daley finds form to win bronze 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. [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. [17] A gold! [10][79], At the 19th FINA World Junior Diving Championships, held in October 2012 in Adelaide, Australia, Daley lead a strong British team and rather unexpectedly won the Boys "A" 3m synchronised springboard competition together with Jack Laugher, who had won the individual 3m competition, they had had little practice together. His channel consists of vlogs, exercises, food, etc. [12][13] He has two brothers – William who is three years younger, and Ben who is five years younger. All of us should be thankful that Daley didn't keep diving until a gold-medal score. Their score was a British record and Daley became the youngest ever male medallist in a world diving event. [18] In 2005 Daley competed as a guest competitor in the Australian Elite Junior Nationals and placed first in platform and second in 3 m springboard in the 14–15 age group event. Report by Sam Datta-Paulin. 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]. 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). [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. [58] Daley took part in the 3m springboard diving competition and finished in 9th place. There is some confusion concerning his age on first winning the British U18 title: a few reports, including his mother, have stated that he was 9, but his official British Swimming profile states he was 10. Daley qualified for the Beijing 2008 Olympics in the individual 10m dive competition and, following the retirement of 2004 silver medallist Leon Taylor, in the 10m platform synchro competition. [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. Daley finished over 29 points ahead of fourth-placed diver Victor Minibaev, meaning he would have won bronze regardless of the re-dive. The first guy had a re-dive in major diving competition. Some in the British media reported that in competing he would become the youngest-ever male British Olympian,[37] until it was ascertained that Ken Lester, cox to the rowing pair at the 1960 Summer Olympics, had been 13 years and 144 days old at the time. [34] Daley and Aldridge won bronze in synchro at the 2008 FINA Diving World Cup. In the individual event, Daley earned a silver and a bronze medal.[101]. Seriously, BBC stop deleting my comments. 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. Tom Daley faces missing out on an Olympic medal unless he reduces his media commitments, according to British Diving's performance director Alexei Evangulov. For the 2016 season Daley was paired with Daniel Goodfellow for the 10m men's platform synchro competition, with a view to competing in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in this sport. [124][125] In response, the-then UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat that he would raise concerns about gay rights with leaders of countries where homosexuality is illegal. tom daley hes soo fit! When Philip Hindes started the race badly, he deliberately crashed so the race would restart. Daley, who will be 22 come the Rio Olympics, tore his right triceps in 2010 when he was just 16, before rupturing it twice in 2013. [97] In the synchronised 10m platform competition, Daley and Goodfellow won the competition, but they were the only entrants in the competition after Lee and James Denny withdrew following a power cut at the venue. In September 2003, he took part in an invitational event in Southampton where he won the 1 m, 3 m and platform events, and first made his mark on the wider audience. Daley decided not to undertake an International Baccalaureate course because of the pressures he faced in his preparation for the 2012 Olympics. foto. [28], Daley took his GCSEs in small batches to fit around his diving commitments. On 22 July 2017 he won the gold medal in the 10m platform event at the FINA World Championships held in Budapest. Robert was instrumental in helping Daley establish himself as one of the … [33] He also won the 10 m platform synchro title with new partner Blake Aldridge. Thomas Robert Daley (born 21 May 1994)[2] is an English diver, television personality and YouTube vlogger. By the beginning of the final round of dives in an enthralling contest, Daley was in the lead over Qiu Bo and David Boudia by 0.15 points, but Daley's final dive had a degree of difficulty of only 3.3 while his rivals both had 3.6 dives, and Daley won the bronze medal with 556.95 points while Boudia won gold with 568.65 points and Qiu Bo won silver with 566.85 points. However, he had difficulties the next day, placing 18th in the semi-finals and failing to qualify for the finals. Why did you guys keep talking about seven dives? [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. 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. But well done Tom Daley. [35] Daley came seventh in the individual competition. Javascript must be … 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 … [61] The following day, Waterfield beat Daley to the individual 10m platform title for the second successive year, by 494.25 points to 472.35, with Max Brick third with 399.80. [104], † with Blake Aldridge [38] In the Olympic synchronised 10m platform competition, they placed eighth,[39] while in the individual 10m platform competition he finished seventh.[40]. [120] The family live in London. De 11 à 14 ans, Daley a fréquenté Eggbuckland Community College. Daley is competing in two events, starting with the men's 10m synchronised platform alongside partner Peter Waterfield on July 30. The final round began in dramatic form when Daley's star status almost led to his undoing – a large number of camera flashes while he was diving distracted him and he only scored 75 points; a protest to the referee resulted in him being allowed to retake the dive, when he scored 91.80. That doesn't happen a lot even for gold medalists' performance, but who can forget that you dived SEVEN times today? "[107][108] Daley said that it had been a tough decision to speak out about his private life. "Olympic bronze medal - I can't believe it!". We are all proud to live in a world where there is the country of UK and the athlete: Tom Dayley. He didn't get to sleep until 5am the night of the Closing Ceremony but, some seven hours later, he breezes into Team GB House next to the Olympic … Tom Daley was competing for a spot in the men's 10m platform diving final. foto of Bronze Olympic Medal Celebrations 2012 (11/08/12) for fan of Tom Daley. This is absolutely fantastic, I am happy and hope Mr. Daley will dive more than 7 in next Olympic. [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 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. 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