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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.

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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.

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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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