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Thomas Daley

November 19, 2010

Thomas Daley
Thomas Daley
THOMAS DALEY, better known as Tom Daley, was born on May 21, 1994, in Plymouth, England. He started diving at the age of seven.
The 16-year-old specializes in the 10-metre platform event and is currently the Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA) World Champion. In 2008, he became the youngest competitor at the Olympics in any sport besides swimming, where he became finalist.
Daley’s first competition was the national Novice Championships in April 2003, where he won a medal in the 8/9-year-old boys’ category. In September the same year, he took part in an invitational event in Southampton, where he won the one-metre, three-metre and platform events. He also won his age-group at the british Championship in the one-metre springboard, the three-metre springboard and platform in 2004, 2005 and 2006.
In 2009, Tom reached a new career best ranking of No 1 in the first past-Rome 2009 World Championships edition of the FINA World Diving Ranking for the 10-metre platform. The youngster continued his winning streak even at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, where he won two gold two medals in the 10-metre synchro diving (along with Max Brick) and the 10-metre Individual Platform competition.


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