“He’s getting on! To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield all but confirmed their place at London 2012 with 10m platform victory and a personal best at the Olympic trials. At 15, he was one of the youngest ever Olympic competitors. It can be in your head; it becomes a bigger thing than it needs to be. Then he travelled the world, fell in love, came out (on his own terms) – and hit the form of his life, Last modified on Fri 1 Dec 2017 12.50 EST. Facts. “Two of each.”, What would he be like as a dad? 2m Followers, 1,012 Following, 1,781 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Tom Daley (@tomdaley) Tom Daley in the US . Well, he says, it’s more complicated than that. 100 Team GB contenders for London 2012: Tom Daley. You have these six dives that decide whether you’re an Olympic medallist or not, which is quite intense. Daughter loves Tom Daly since the Olympics, Reviewed in the United States on March 16, 2013. Tom Daley reflects on his Olympic bronze at London 2012. Tom Daley reflects on winning his first Olympic medal with 10m Platform bronze at London 2012. Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black release first photos of baby boy. Continuing to support our boy as he works towards Rio 2016! Daley in training, aged 14, in the year he became Britain’s youngest Olympian at Beijing 2008. Another day, another training session. He currently resides in Plymouth, Devon, England, UK. He admits he knows next to nothing about movies, and hadn’t even heard of Milk when they met. “I wouldn’t say we were best buds who go down the pub, but we’ve had lunch twice.”, There is still something grounded and endearingly old-fashioned about Daley. More Buying Choices $2.50 (80 used & new offers) Kindle $15.22 $ 15. 69057 hits last month compared to less than 200 for the other two Tom Daleys. He laughs. He nods. Excellent pictures of his life, and experience in the Olympics. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. British diver Tom Daley sees Chinese rival Qiu Bo as a "robot" from a conveyor belt of Chinese divers. Nobody cares. The well written story of a young man who can do things perfectly that I cannot imagine doing at all. He became the World Champion at the age of 15 in 2009. It was only when I met Lance I started having such strong feelings.”. One of Daley’s most memorable moments was landing an emotional 10m Platform bronze in front of a home crowd at the London 2012 Olympic Games while he also picked up 10m Platform gold and 10m Synchro silver at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Each session lasts between two and three hours. The jump is crucial in diving – the higher it is, the more time a diver has to complete the mid-air routine before spearing into the pool. From the section Olympics. I can still dive, I can still do what I want to do.’ Then I was thinking I could do a newspaper interview, but you wouldn’t want somebody to twist your words. After London 2012, the Olympic diver reached a low. The average Tom Daley is around 65 years of age with around 50% falling in to the age group of 41-60. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. It's been my dream since a very young age to compete at an Olympics." 95 $38.95 $38.95. Has any British athlete had to do so much growing up in public? But as the dives became more risky and ambitious, he did become frightened. in my opinion you cant have too many photos, it really lets you see how he would have experienced things. I’m feeling good about going into the world championships, feeling good about the Olympics next year, things outside diving are going really well.”, Anyway, he says, if there ever were any danger of him getting carried away, he’s always got his family to bring him back down to earth. Somebody has to be.”, The great thing about their relationship is they are not dependent on each other, he says. It made me think, OK, I’m not missing out too much. FREE Shipping by Amazon. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. - so I learnt something as well as found enjoyment in reading it. 12 August 2012 • 13:05 pm Finally: Will he or won't he was the question on most people's minds as young Team GB diver Tom Daley made his bid for a medal in the 10m diving competition. ... 2005 a dream was born when the IOC awarded the 2012 games to London. At the far end are the ballet bars that he uses to boost his core strength and toe point. Ngày 1/10/2015, Daley cho biết đã đính hôn với đạo diễn phim Dustin Lance Black. The couple featured in David Hockney’s most recent work, and the diver still can’t quite believe it. Tom Daley (diver) → Tom Daley – Clear WP:PRIMARYTOPIC (e.g. All this training, all these injuries: how much do you have to want it to succeed in diving? The top state of residence is California, followed by Illinois. The post then went viral among supporters and after getting picked up by some British media outlets. He was born in Plymouth, Devon. I tend to agree. Bought as gift for adult fan. Tom Daley will dedicate any medal he wins at London 2012 to the memory of his inspirational father Robert. Tom was the beloved husband of 57 years to his sweetheart Alice (Dodd); devoted father of Margo Perl, Sharon Daley, Mary Curcio and husband Michael, and Amy Sellitto. Please try your request again later. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. OLYMPIA 2012 . Report. Renewed, the show was on the air again in 2014. But there was more to it than that: there was the recent death of Daley’s father, the bullying at school and on Twitter, and the humiliation he had suffered in Beijing four years earlier, when his synchro partner Blake Aldridge (26 at the time) blamed the then 14-year-old for their failure to win a medal. Olympic Games London - Opening Ceremony Olympic Rings. To the side of the dry dive are massive weights – Daley squats 125kg and does press-ups with more than 80kg on his back. I am a massive Tom Daley fan anyway, so I decided to give this book a read. Olympic Games London - Opening Ceremony. Daley appeared on ITV in 2013 to present a celebrity diving reality television show. — Tom Daley (@TomDaley1994) July 30, 2012. Daley’s lows, highs, puberty, A-level results – all were pored over by the media. Tom Daley is an English diver, who represented Britain in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, as well as the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Olympic News. And if they have to do it on a scale where lots of people are watching and judging, it makes it even harder.”, What advice would he give a gay footballer? Another day, another training session. He also launched a self-titled YouTube channel which has earned over 490,000 subscribers. “I felt down. I enjoyed swimming and being in the water, but I got a bit bored with it and wanted something a bit more adrenaline-fuelled.”, Did it not terrify him? I was the only one in the room. Today, Daley has an audience of one – me. Martinevans123 22:05, 16 December 2012 (UTC). “I’ll be 22, so I should be approaching mine. It's honest, and I am now even more in love with Tom. After the 2012 Olympics there were stories that he was done with diving, that his coaches were complaining he was distracted by presenting the TV show Splash!, that he was throwing away his talent. Tom Daley: ‘I’m feeling good about going into the world championships, feeling good about the Olympics next year, things outside diving are going really well.’, Clothes credits: shirt (main image), £138, by Paul Smith, from. Reviewed in the United States on August 22, 2013. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 29, 2013. by Tom Daley | May 1, 2012. I’d been on that high and you come crashing down. 12. Diver who won two gold medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and took home the 2012 Olympic Bronze medal for the ten meter platform. At no point was he at all pushy.”, Did he discuss coming out with his mother? “When anybody my age would have gone to university, I moved to London and changed scenario. She died of cardiac myopathy 12 years ago. You sense it must be rooted in his family. “Six weeks,” he says. He doesn’t like to say he’s done it because he’s too modest, but he is one of the biggest reasons it’s happened.” Daley is blushing with pride. Daley, who began diving at the age of seven, won the British national junior (under-18) platform title in 2004 just a few days after his tenth birthday. He’d won his bronze, he’d got two As and an A* in his A-levels, he had his own TV show, and yet he felt stymied and frustrated. “I keep saying that, because anything can go wrong at any point, but – touch wood – things are going really well right now. (Within a day of being uploaded, his video had been viewed 4.5m times; the equality organisation Stonewall said he was “a role model for thousands of other young people”, while Lady Gaga called him “inspiring”.) Before the World Championships start next week, he will lose another couple of kilos. Allows you to understand the word 'dedication', Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 31, 2013. About Tom Daley. It's been my dream since a very young age to compete at an Olympics. But it really goes back to that initial coming-out video Daley made after the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, in which his vulnerability showed. “Oh, you have to want it more than anything. Before heading back to the arena he gives me a guided tour of his scars. Then we went to have lunch with him at his studio, and he was like, ‘Oh, just stand there and I’ll take some photos.’” So now they’re friends? DV16 - Men - 10m Final - Diving - 11 August 2012 - London 2012 Olympic GamesComplete coverage of the Men's 10m Platform final from London 2012. We’re sitting in the auditorium above the diving pool. I don’t know – right now I’m focusing on the diving. I enjoyed this book, but could have had more about Tom's personal life. How long did all that take? Not a bad read though. “It was a massive weight lifted off my shoulders. You might also enjoy these webs of hunky men and of Tom Daley. “I try to live by all the lessons he taught me. Relive the best of the action from day 15 of London 2012 as Mo Farah claims his second gold with a stunning win in the 5,000m and fellow Briton Tom Daley secures bronze in the pool. He mainly dives from the 10 metre platform, both on his own and in synchro (diving at the same time with another person). “Why would you?”, What are the biggest sacrifices? Had he thought he might be gay? Today I watch Daley dive for an hour from various heights – a handstand here, a twist there, a couple of backward somersaults. On 2nd December 2013, Tom shared a video on YouTube disclosing his sexual orientation as bisexual (video a bit further below). I tore my triceps, was suffering loads of injuries and it was a really weird year. “Yes. Diving takes enormous patience, as well as nerve and skill. I was terrified before. There's a problem loading this menu right now. London 2012: Tom Daley's bronze sparks the Olympics' best pool party The vocal crowd were on-brand with their Team GB chants as the night ended with noisy celebrations at the Aquatics Centre Get married and lead a normal life,” he says. Olympic diving bronze medallist Tom Daley has his motivation back having found things hard after London 2012. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. “Yeah!” He grins. The thing I miss the most is the freedom just to be able to go and do something during the week, or if I want to go on holiday for a week in, say, April. “No, we joke about it sometimes. After diving practice, Daley shows me around the “dry dive” at the London Aquatics Centre. Tom Daley climbs up to the diving board, wipes the sleep from his eyes and yawns. Then there’s the austere diet: egg whites and spinach and a bowl of porridge for breakfast, chicken and pulses for lunch, and salmon or chicken with steamed vegetables for dinner. And … “It freaked me a little bit initially, but then it was like, ‘OK, this makes sense’. It really helped me understand the way diving was judged etc. He is training for the World Aquatic Championships (which start next week in Kazan, Russia) and, more importantly, for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. It is full with some great photographs of both his personal life and his career and it is written from his point of view so really gives an insight into these parts of his life. You could do a TV interview, but you don’t want to be asked questions you don’t want to answer. His fathers battle with cancer and the way tom spoke of him really was inspirational. 2:19. She’s doing really well.”. Please try again. Back then, he seemed weirdly old for his age – 17 going on 40, so polite and proper it was unnerving. Three years ago he stood on this diving board in front of 18,000 spectators, winning an Olympic medal for Team GB. Playing next. (Now we know he achieved a bronze). Michael Joseph; First Edition - Second Impression (May 1, 2012), Reviewed in the United States on July 6, 2019. Lots of people don’t have that, because if they told their family they’d be kicked out on the streets.”, We talk about how hard it is to come out in British sport. “It makes it so much easier, being with someone who gets having to work really hard, and gets how we have other things in our life that we want to be successful at,” he says. It’s definitely benefiting my diving.”. Tom Daley is an English diver, specialising in the 10 metre platform event. London 2012 Olympics: Tom Daley takes bronze in night of high drama Tom Daley, who went through heartbreak when he lost his father last year, has won bronze in … So yes, definitely.”, I first interviewed Daley four years ago, and the difference is striking. Tom Daley for gold at 2012: the rest is just detail. Olympic Games London - Opening Ceremony Olympic Rings. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Is he any good at ballet? You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Daley appeared on ITV in 2013 to present a celebrity diving reality television show. “Because Lance is a massive softy. 82.132.228.222 21:48, 16 December 2012 (UTC) . It was a bronze, but it felt as good as any gold. Mr Tom Daley. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. That was the way I talk to people anyway, through my YouTube channel.”, How did he feel once the video was out? Subscribe now to watch instantly. Rio 2016 Medal Moments: Daniel Goodfellow & Tom Daley - Bronze | Diving. Daley celebrating his bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics. It hasn’t always been this way. It looks like a baby gym, with trampolines and bouncy foam areas to jump on. “Ah, yes: Florida and Mexico.” Even then, there was work involved. I don’t think it is as big an issue as people think.”, I point out that the footballer Justin Fashanu is still the only top-level British footballer to have come out. Lots of things started to make sense.”. “I always knew that I had that attraction to guys, but I just thought that was a usual thing, being attracted to guys and girls. Thomas Robert Daley (born 21 May 1994) is an English diver, television personality and YouTube vlogger. So I just said exactly what I was comfortable with saying at the time. He always used to say, make sure you go out of your way to help someone every day.” At times he sounds like a throwback to a previous generation, not least when talking about his responsibilities towards his mother. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Only 1 left in stock - order soon. He is currently ranked second in the world, sandwiched between two Chinese divers – Yang Jian in first and Qui Bo in third. Swimming. He also went to the 2012 Summer Olympics where he came … Well it fills in the background story of Tom Daley and through all the pages there is his determination and dedication, almost to the cost of all else. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 14, 2012. At 13, he became the youngest gold medal winner at the European Championships; at 14, he was Britain’s youngest competitor at the Beijing Olympics, and the youngest competitor in a final; at 15, he became Britain’s youngest world champion; and at 16 he won two gold medals at the Commonwealth Games. He is still working on one for the World Championships and the Olympics: three and a half forward somersaults and one twist, which he calls the Firework. He doesn’t know where to start: “Staying out with my friends. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 9, 2013. There’s the Harry Potter scar on his forehead (“I did a forward dive and dunked my head on the poolside on my way in. Relationship, feelings… I’m with Lance, but you can appreciate anyone who’s hot!”, Daley has since become a campaigner in his own right, teaming up with the LGBT support line Switchboard. He specialises in the 10-metre platform event and is a double World champion in the event; he won the 2009 FINA World Championship in the individual event at the age of 15, before regaining it in 2017. You ask any Olympian what the year after the Olympics is like – you always get the Olympic blues. “And we’ve both worked really hard all our lives to get things we want. Look, I say, I don’t want to put the pressure on, but Lance is already 41. Official profile of Olympic athlete Thomas DALEY (born 21 May 1994), including games, medals, results, photos, videos and news. A bit heavy at first on the more technical bits of diving, but it opens up into a revealing story of the effort that Tom has had to put in, and the brightness of his personality, how normal a boy he was, and the pride which his very close family have in him and all their children. He hits the water at 35mph, and has said that every time he dives it’s like a car crash. “Well, he was the one who took the lead with a guy called Chad Griffin [co-founder of the American Foundation for Equal Rights], and they took it to the next level. The other two are: Tom Daley (footballer) (born 1933), English footballer, and Tom Daley (baseball) (1884–1934), American baseball player. I am stronger now, jumping higher, spinning faster, moving quicker than I ever have. “It was so nice how accepting people were.” They were a bit more than accepting, weren’t they? He’s very strict at his work, but people he loves, he finds it very difficult to say anything. 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