Tom Daley, born in Plymouth (England) in 1994. He is an European Champion and Olympic diver, who specialises in the 10 metre platform event.
He started diving at the age of 7 as a member of Plymouth Diving Club. He participates in national and international competitions from age 9. He represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing (China), where he was the youngest competitor. In 2009, Daley reached a career best ranking of number one in the FINA World Diving Rankings for the ten-metre platform.
After his success at the 2012 Olympic Games, and the great sporting interest amongst the public, a television network approached Daley to have a role in a new celebrity diving reality TV show Splash!. The show was a ratings success.
In 2012, published his book My Story, an official memoir, where Tom offers unprecedented access to the pressures, challenges and fascinating experiences of a world-class Olympian. From his day-to-day schedule, to his hobbies and family life, to sharing his hopes and dreams in the build up to the London Olympics.
Currently, he is competing at FINA World Championships in Barcelona, but Chinese diving team are not making things easy.
Career highlights in 10 metre platform:
- 1 bronze medal at 2012 Summer Olympic Games, in London
- 1 gold medal at 2012 European Championships, in Eindhoven
- 1 gold medal at 2012 Junior World Championship, in Adelaide
- 1 gold medal at 2010 Commonwealth Games, in Delhi
- 1 gold medal at 2009 World Championships, in Rome
- 1 gold medals at 2008 European Championships, in Eindhoven
- 1 silver medal at 2008 Junior World Championship, in Aachen
Amongst other honours and awards, Tom has also won BBC Sports Personality of the Year, several years. And he was nominated to Laureus World Sports Awards in 2010.
But the last prize is not for his sport career, last week he was named the sexiest man in the world by the readers of Attitude magazine, in a poll for the magazine’s summer special issue.
In one interview, Tom answered he would like to be remembered as a hard working and a successful athlete. It's obvious he is getting.
In any case, I deserve him the best in and out of the pool!