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Tom Daley achieved his highest score at an international event to claim silver in the men's 10m platform at the final World Series meeting of the season in Mexico yesterday.

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Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield agreed their best chance of an Olympic medal is in the 10m synchro following their breakthrough success at the FINA World Series event in Sheffield.

Diving: Waterfield wallows in shadow of tiny Tom

Teen sensation grabs all the attention but a true partnership will be needed to win synchronised Olympic gold

Tom Daley: 'I jumped higher and spun faster than ever before'

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Two million register for Olympics tickets

Two million people have signed up for tickets for the London 2012 Olympics, chief executive Paul Deighton said today.

A golfer deserves BBC prize, says Westwood

Lee Westwood, the world No 1 golfer, may have been turned away from the door of an exclusive London nightclub earlier this week but he will at least head to tomorrow's BBC Sports Personality of the Year show pleased that his sport is finally getting some of the recognition it deserves.

Ryder Cup stars in running for BBC sports personality gong

Graeme McDowell can cap his memorable year by being named BBC Sports Personality of the Year after he earned a place on the shortlist for the award announced yesterday. The Northern Irishman joins fellow Ryder Cup winner Lee Westwood in the running for the competition.

One in four expected to attend 2012 Olympics

As many as a quarter of British adults hope to attend one or more live events at the 2012 London Olympics, a poll showed today.

Matt Gatward: Diving into the moving tale of Tom Daley and his dad

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Gold stars for Jackson, Daley and Brown. For the rest: must do better

A household name and two relative unknowns stood out for the UK but standards varied wildly. Simon Turnbull grades performances

Daley produces perfect score to take second gold

For Torvill and Dean in Sarajevo '84 and Nadia Comaneci in Montreal '76, read Tom Daley in Delhi 2010. At 16, the Plymouth schoolboy has already achieved much in his sporting life: Olympic selection at 13, Olympic appearance at 14, world champion at 15, Commonwealth champion at 16. Now he can join those rare sporting beasts who have managed to achieve perfection on the high-pressure stage of a major multi-sport Games.

Daley dives to second gold medal

Tom Daley added the Commonwealth title to his world crown after he held his nerve to see off Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham in the 10metre platform at the Dr SP Mukherjee Aquatics Complex in Delhi.

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