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Saturday 23 July 2011
Double world junior champion Jack Laugher hopes he can one day enjoy his time in the spotlight currently occupied by Tom Daley after an eighth-placed finish in the 3 metre springboard final on his World Championships debut yesterday that belied his 16 years.
Monday 18 July 2011
Tom Daley and Pete Waterfield finished a distant sixth in the final of the 10-metre synchronised event on the first weekend of the World Championships in Shanghai. The pair's preparations were badly disrupted by an illness to Waterfield and it showed as the competition wore on and they slipped down the leader board. The event was won by the Chinese pair of Qui Bo and Huo Liang, who will be strong favourites to repeat their success at next year's Olympics.
Sunday 17 July 2011
"I am 100 per cent going to be around in 2012. I always was," Sir Clive Woodward assured us last week, confirming – as first revealed here – he would be staying with the British Olympic Association and not returning to rugby.
Tuesday 12 July 2011
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Sunday 19 June 2011
The Father's Day cards available in my local newsagent had an air of mild embarrassment. Mother's Day comes sanctified by society. Father's Day was dragged into official existence by President Nixon. Faced with illustrations of a pint of beer, a football or a set of golf clubs I chose a card in primary colours, which said: "Whatever mum thinks of you, I appreciate you."
Monday 13 June 2011
World champion Tom Daley had to be content with second place on his return to 10m platform competition for the first time since the death of his father.
Friday 10 June 2011
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Friday 10 June 2011
Tom Daley will dive in the 10m platform only at this weekend's British Championships as last night the teenager and his synchro partner Peter Waterfield pulled out of tomorrow's team event. The duo will now focus on Sunday's individual platform, the event in which 17-year-old Daley is world champion.
Thursday 09 June 2011
Tom Daley is expected to take part in this weekend's qualifiers for the World Championships despite attending his father's funeral yesterday.
Thursday 02 June 2011
British athletes are to be given a second chance to buy tickets for the 2012 Olympic Games after some of the nation's leading medal hopes complained that they had lost out in the public ballot.
Monday 30 May 2011
Tom Daley has paid tribute to his "incredibly brave" father, who died on Friday night after a long battle with brain cancer. "He died 14 months exactly to the start of the 2012 Olympics," said the 17-year-old diver. "I hope he will be watching and waving his big Union Jack in London from somewhere else. I love you so much Dad."
Sunday 29 May 2011
The father of the teenage British diving champion Tom Daley has died at the age of 40 after a long battle with brain cancer. Robert Daley, who accompanied the world champion to tournaments, died on Friday night with his family at his side.
Saturday 28 May 2011
Teenage British diving champion Tom Daley's father Robert has died following a long battle with brain cancer at the age of 40.
Saturday 21 May 2011
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