Ready to make a splash in Rio – Tom Daley’s career in pictures

We take a look back at the career of Britain's remarkable diving champion Tom Daley, ahead of the Rio Olympics

As Tom Daley prepares to challenge for the gold medal in the 10m diving at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, we look back at his beginnings in Plymouth through to his world championships gold medal, his bronze at the London Olympics and his burgeoning TV career…

 

Tom, aged 13, at his then diving club in Plymouth in 2007

 

Tom at the same age at a British Diving Team training session in Sheffield

 

Tom at a press call in Plymouth, 2008

 

Competing in Beijing at the 2008 Olympics with Blake Aldridge in the 10m Synchro Pairs

 

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GOLD! Tom makes British history by winning the first ever diving gold medal at the World Championships in Beijing in 2009. He was 15…

 

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Tom at the 2012 London Olympic games performing in the Men’s 10m Platform diving final, where he won the bronze medal

 

Tom and his friend Sophie, far right, travel to Japan for an episode of ITV2’s Tom Daley Goes Global

 

On the set of his ITV show, Splash, in 2014

 

Tom at the Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, 2014, where he won Gold in the Men’s 10m Platform event

 

Ready for Rio! Tom gets into the kit with fellow Team GB athletes Tom Mitchell, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Tom and Olivia Breen

Watch Tom compete in the 10m Diving from Friday, August 19

 

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