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Thomas Robert Daley (born 21 May 1994) is a British diver, television personality, YouTube vlogger and an Olympic gold medallist. He specialises in the 10-metre platform and is a double world champion in that event; he won the 2009 FINA World Championship in the individual event at the age of 15, before regaining it in 2017. Daley was also a 2008 and 2012 Olympic bronze medallist in diving events.
Daley competes in synchronised and team events. In 2015, he partnered with Rebecca Gallantree to the inaugural mixed team World title, while in 2016 he won a second Olympic bronze in the men's synchronised 10-metre platform, with Daniel Goodfellow. In 2017, he won World silver with Grace Reid in the mixed 3-metre springboard synchronised event.
He started diving at the age of seven and is a member of Plymouth Diving Club, where his talent was identified early, and made an impact in national and international competitions from age 9. He represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics where he was Britain's youngest competitor, age 14, and the youngest from any nation to participate in a final. In 2009, Daley reached a career-best ranking of number one in the FINA World Aquatics Championships Diving Rankings for the 10m platform. He won two gold medals for England at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, in the 10m synchro diving (with Max Brick) and the 10m Individual Platform competition, and won the bronze medal for Great Britain in the individual competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics. After the 2012 Summer Olympics and a summer of great sporting interest amongst the public in the UK, television network ITV approached Daley to have a role in their new celebrity diving reality TV show Splash! Daley made his debut in the show's premiere on 5 January 2013 as a mentor to the celebrity competitors taking part. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, Daley and Daniel Goodfellow won a bronze medal in the men's synchronised 10m platform. Daley also set an Olympic record score in the individual 10m platform during the first qualification round, but struggled with entries in the semi-final and did not qualify to the final.
At the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Daley, with his partner Matty Lee (who was making his Olympic debut) won his first Olympic gold medal, in the men's synchronised 10m platform, winning over the Chinese competitors by 1.23 points and an overall score of 471.81.
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