Tom Daley – A British Hero
Yesterday Tom Daley became the Individual World Diving Champion at the tender age of 15. Last year he became the youngest British competitor in the Olympic Games at just 14 years old. However, his performance yesterday outstripped that at the Olympics.
He was not expected to win but his performances were superb and he beat Chinese World Junior Champion Qiu Bo and Olympic Gold Medallist Matthew Mitcham to claim the gold medal.
Daley is also the European Champion and he will now head into the 2012 Olympics in London as favourite to take the gold. All this is pretty amazing when it is considered that just a few months ago Tom was forced to change schools due to him being bullied by other lads jealous at his success. He now attends the independent Plymouth College.
It is great to see a young talent shining through and overcoming some difficulties in his life. I just hope that Tom can keep well grounded and we see him going from strength to strength.