Daley boosted by recent success

10 May 2012 / 12:56

Tom Daley's confidence has been refuelled by his recent revival as he prepares to fly out for his final international competition before the Olympics.

The former 10metre platform world champion will head to the European Championships in Eindhoven boosted by his timely renaissance at the recently-concluded World Series, which culminated with gold in Mexico late last month.

Daley proved himself as the best of the rest behind China's untouchable world champion Qiu Bo, who did not attend in Tijuana.

Daley had, however, already claimed silver in the opening three legs, before producing his World Series-best score of 468.50 to round off the competition.

After also impressing in the synchro alongside Pete Waterfield, the Plymouth teenager was crowned overall platform champion.

"Preparation for the Europeans has been going really well," he said.

"Finishing overall champion at the World Series in both the individual and synchro events has given me great confidence and I'm pleased that I've been diving with consistency."

He will be expected to add further momentum to his Olympic bid in Eindhoven next week, where he could claim a rare double gold in the individual platform and the synchro alongside Waterfield.

Daley was remaining coy about his hopes, though, adding: "There are some great divers in Europe and I'm really excited about diving over in Eindhoven."

Daley last competed at the European Championships in 2008, when they were also held in Eindhoven, winning gold in the platform.