He was at almost every training session and competition that I did, until he died in May 2011 … He was not only my Dad; he was my best friend, sounding board, taxi driver and biggest champion. If I could be half the dad that my dad was to me, then that would be my greatest achievement.
Tom Daley on The Jonathan Ross Show- August 18th, 2012 (x)
JR: “There was a video that you released last year; that came out- and people gave you a hard time and said you’re not taking your training seriously. Do you know the video I’m talking about?”
TD: “I know exactly what you’re talking about.”
“I hear people saying: ‘Argh, my mum and dad are so annoying, they’re so embarrassing!’ But they’re really not.
“I used to find my dad embarrassing, but looking back I can see he was really funny. And lots of things that he did that I found embarrassing I find myself doing and saying now! I’ve got his sense of humour, and I like having fun. You have to enjoy life while you’ve got it.” - Tom Daley
Is that poo? - Tom reading his #GoTom good luck messages
Tom Daley with his bronze medal in the Adidas photobooth
Tom Daley wins the bronze medal in the Men’s Individual 10m Platform at the London 2012 Olympics.
“Honestly, this medal means so much to me. It’s unbelievable, after the year I’ve had. Well, it’s been the toughest year of my life with my dad, and it was a shame he wasn’t there to see that today, because I know he would have been proud of me for what I’ve done. To go into the prelims and have a shakey start and make it through to the semi finals, and to come back the next day and not lose confidence. I’m just literally so happy, and I really really wish my dad was there to see that” - Tom Daley