Birth name Thomas Robert Daley

Birthday 21 May 1994

Star sign Gemini

Birthplace Plymouth, Devon

Tom Daley was born in Plymouth to mum Debbie and dad Robert in 1994. He has two younger brothers called William and Ben.

At the age of 7 Tom started diving. He proved to be very talented and soon started picking up certificates.

By 2004 he’d become the youngest ever under-18 champion at the national championships.

Tom Daley first competed internationally in 2007 and in the same year won the BBC Young Sports Personality Of The Year award, which he went on to win a further two times.

The following year Tom headed to the Beijing 2008 Olympics, making him Britain’s youngest Olympian for 48 years.

Aged just 15, he became the country’s first individual world diving champion and the youngest British world champion in any sport.

Despite injuring his triceps in 2010, Tom still managed to win two gold medals at the Commonwealth Games.

Tom’s father sadly passed away in May 2011 following a five-year battle with cancer.

In 2012 the diver achieved a childhood dream by competing in the London Olympics. Tom was disappointed to come 4th in the synchronised event but managed to earn a bronze medal in the individual platform dive.

After the Olympics Tom Daley remained a prominent media figure. He released a book and expressed an interest in TV presenting.

He soon landed a role on 2013 ITV reality show Splash! where he mentored celebrities as they learned to dive.

Tom achieved straight As in his A-Levels in August 2013 before going travelling with best pal Sophie Lee. Their journey was filmed for ITV2 documentary Tom Daley Goes Global.

The diving star hit the headlines in December 2013 when he announced that he was in a relationship with a man.

Tom had started seeing American screenwriter Dustin Lance Black that spring.

In 2014, he won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games and became the UK face of the Adidas Neo clothing range.

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