Tom Daley is driven competition along with his eye on the award, and not because he’s tattooed on his bicep.
At age 20, diver (not swimmer, as his Twitter bio states) Tom Daley has competed in TWO Olympics. I ate a pizza that was full by myself. Edge: Tom Daley.
At the 2008 Olympics, at only 14 (!!!) Tom was the youngest to take part in a final, as well as the most youthful non-swimmer in the whole Olympics. For his 18th birthday present, Tom snagged himself an Olympic bronze medal.
Tom is enormous as a diving style and literally, both in britain, like when an 80 foot wraparound image of him adorned a Cardiff John Lewis shop.
At 20, Tom is well into his diving career, however he is only just starting. In 2009, FINA (the global leader in aquatics contest, in the event you had been comfortable along with your diving lingo) ranked Tom as the #1 diver for the 10 meter stage (his specialty).
Tom cleans up frequently at the Commonwealth Games, the longstanding competition involving the 71 nations and territories of the British Commonwealth. Two golds were won by Tom as well as a gold ans a silver in 2014.
Promoter for LGBT rights
In December 2013, Tom came out as a gay man, in your own youtube video (that now has over 11 million viewpoints). At that time, it made UK front page news, but Tom did not believe it deserved that much focus: “I do not believe it should be news I do not believe it matters who you decide to be in a relationship with.”
It’s that self effacing approach that just lately won Tom the Sports Personality of the Year in the British LGBT Awards
As well as the victor of Sports Style is @ the most observable LGBT promoter in sport, TomDaley1994. #BritishLGBTAwards pic.twitter.com/oHRFJdQER6
British LGBT Awards (@BritLGBTAwards) April 24, 2015
Tom is set to introduction introduce his new “firework” dive, seen below at camera-defying speeds, in rivalry right.
Tom describes this move to BBC Sports as a forwards 3.5 somersaults with one spin in the piked position, as “like a little firework.” His trainer Jane Figueiredo has driven him to attempt this move, that is never been done at 10 meter stage.
Daley also told the Guardian: “It proved to be a dangerous choice to master a fresh dive but it is definitely paying off. It is tough because all the folks that are dives out there have done them before, folks understand what it’s and it is just you are doing it.“
Daley also told the Guardian: “Gold in Rio is my greatest fantasy, I Have always liked to win an Olympic gold medal. If that is going to be the ending who knows? I am needing to carry on as long as my body is able to take it.”