Tom Daley is an English diver and television personality who specialises in the 10 metre platform event.
He began diving at age seven at his local diving club in home city Plymouth, going on to win his first competition in June 2004 at the Nationals, where he became the youngest ever Under-18 champion.
Tom then exploded into the public eye when he represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics where he was his nation’s youngest competitor, the youngest competitor of any nationality outside the sport of swimming, and the youngest to participate in a final.
His continued hard work paid off in the years following as he won two gold medals at the Commonwealth Games in 2010 and in 2012 earned his first Olympic medal in the 10 meter Individual Platform diving competition.
Following the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, Tom’s fame continued to grow as the bronze medalist was signed up by ITV to star in their celebrity diving reality series, Splash! The show premiered in January 2013 to high ratings and the series was renewed for a second season.
Throughout his career, he has received many accolades including being named BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year in 2007, 2009, and 2010 and winning The Herald Award for Sports Personality of the Year in 2007, 2009, and 2012.
He was also featured in Time magazine’s special Olympic Games edition as one of the top 100 Olympic Athletes to Watch.
An inspirational and much-loved individual, Tom was a victim of bullying from an early age, and at 13 he became a celebrity supporter of Childline, while in 2013 he announced that he was in a relationship with a man, helping raise awareness of LGBT issues.
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