Tom was already diving in other teams before he was recommended for the Olympics. Tom always wanted to be an Olympian.
By hard training and competing in other competitions. He went up the ranks and into Olympic category for England.
Tom was brought up with Christianity.
Tom grew up in Plymouth where he still lives now.
Tom was raised in Plymouth, Dorset where he still lives.
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Tom has always looked up to his father. Their relationship is the subject of a documentary called "Tom Daley: The Diver and His Dad".
He trains 6 days a week for up to 6 hours a day.
Probably the same things as most people. Tom excels at what he does because he doesn't give up.
To sign up to compete in the Olympics you have to go through the trials in your country and attain the Olympic qualification scores.
Tom was excited about competing in these Olympics and also sad because his Dad was not there to see him perform. His Dad was always with him at training and competitions up until he passed away in May 2011. He wanted to see his son win a medal in the London games. Tom won a Bronze medal in the 10 meter platform event.
Tom wishes to be able to achieve a medal but knows he is up against the Chinese who are also brilliant at Diving.