Daley targets Rio after bronze success

12 August 2012 / 09:50

Tom Daley has set his sights on Olympic glory in Rio de Janeiro after securing bronze in the 10 metre diving final.

The 18-year-old led the field going into the final dive but was overtaken by eventual champion David Boudia of the USA and China's Qiu Bo. But far from being disappointed, Daley was overjoyed by his achievement, which came after he failed to finish on the podium in the 10m synchro with Pete Waterfield.

"I'm over the moon with the way it all went," he told Radio 5 Live. "To finally have something to show for all the hard work, dedication and sacrifices I've had to make - it feels so good to have a medal right now."

He added: "It was an amazing moment after all the things I've been through. All the hard work and all the things I've done... along with my dad. I wish he was there to see it but I know he'd be proud of what I've done."

And Daley, who only qualified through the preliminary round in 15th place, believes his best is yet to come.

"Most people peak in diving at about 22, that's just in time for the Rio Olympics so that'll hopefully be my performance peak," he said. "I've got four more years, it's about building strength, building consistency and getting even better."