Inspired by Tom Daley’s brilliant-bronze on Day 3, two other Team GB divers won Olympic gold last night. Neither of them are, or have at any time been related to Tom Daley.
Speaking about their win, Daley, who first shot to public prominence in the 2008 Olympics, as the youngest member of Team GB, said he was ‘delighted’ for his team mates.
Still only 22, Tom has been diving since he was just seven years old, an age when many less-talented children can’t even swim, much less jump into a pool.
Since then, he has won numerous medals at Commonwealth, World and Olympic levels and become the face of British diving.
The divers who won last night, were probably prompted to take up diving by watching Daley on TV but modestly, the man himself would only say “I really don’t know” adding with self-deprecating charm “Maybe you could ask the guys themselves? They’re just over there.”