Daley wins in Sheffield

10 June 2012 / 18:35

Tom Daley claimed the 10 metre platform at the British Gas Diving Championships in Sheffield on Sunday.

While the 18-year-old was unable to break his personal best of 565.05, which he set when reclaiming the European title last month, he did more than enough to claim the gold.

The Sheffield venue had set an emotional stage for Daley as it was the pool his father Robert last saw him compete before his death following a long battle with brain cancer last May.

"I'm diving at the moment the best I have throughout my career," said Daley. "I'm loving my diving at the moment."

Daley twice attracted scores of 10 on Sunday night and only a slight mistake on his penultimate back three-and-half somersaults prevented him from eclipsing his best for the third successive meet.

Rebecca Gallantree failed to make the qualifying mark in an unusually poor preliminary round of the women's 3m springboard.

The City of Leeds diver responded though with a British record and personal best 326.05 to wrap up her fourth domestic title.

"I was really pleased to get a good run out this afternoon," she said.