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Guide to Nanjing

The journeys of Team GB’s Sam Oldham and Jade Jones, from Youth Olympic gold to Olympic medallists, typify the importance and significan...

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Daley ready for rest after securing Commonwealth gold

Tom Daley admitted he would give himself a rare day off as reward for successfully retaining his men’s 10m platform Commonwealth Games title in ...

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Daley and Denny win silver in Glasgow

Tom Daley admitted his 11th-hour decision to compete in the 10m synchro with James Denny at the Commonwealth Games was more than worth it after ...

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Daley claims personal best and World Series silver

Former world champion Tom Daley secured a confidence boosting personal best as he claimed silver behind China's Qiu Bo at the diving World Serie...

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No medal for Daley but Laugher shines at World Series

Great Britain's Tom Daley just missed out on the podium at diving's World Series in Canada but there was success for team-mate Jack Laugher.

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Medal Record

London 2012
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Beijing 2008
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Biography

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Tom Daley began diving aged seven and in 2004 he became the youngest ever under-18 champion at the national championships. Daley competed internationally for the first time at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival three years later where he won a 10m synchro silver medal with Callum Johnstone. Making Daley’s performance all the more impressive was that he had to be given special dispensation to compete as he was below the minimum age requirement. 

He became Britain’s youngest ever European gold medallist in 2008 when he claimed the 10m individual title before making his Olympic debut in Beijing where he became Great Britain’s youngest Olympian for 48 years. Daley earned the title of Britain’s youngest ever world champion in any sport when he took 10m individual gold in Rome in 2009.

An injury to his triceps affected his 2010 season but he won double gold at the Commonwealth Games that year and in May he won his second European title.

In 2010 Daley became the first person to win the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award on three different occasions. In 2012 he also won the British 10m individual and 10m synchro titles.

At the 2012 Olympics in London, Daley won bronze in men's 10m platform.