Just caught this on Eurosports.
A Devon youngster, Tom Daley won the gold medal (with two 10-points) beating other competitors older than him. He is the youngest National Mens Platform Champion. OK so I didn't know him before but watching him dive now at the competition he showed potential of a champion talent, confidence and composure.
Road to Beijing Olympics: Tom Daley (Source: Telegraph.co.uk)
By Simon Hart
"He is just 13 years old but pint-sized Tom Daley, the diving sensation from Plymouth, could well emerge from the Beijing Olympics with a giant reputation. This week he will be in the Chinese capital attempting to qualify Olympic places for Britain and, though GB team selection will not finalised until later in the year, his precocious talent could well make him the youngest athlete ever to represent the country at a summer Olympic Games.
After taking up diving at the age of eight, he swept the board of junior titles before making an immediate impact in adult competition when he was runner-up in the 10m platform at the 2007 senior British Championships. Last year he won the senior platform title at the Amateur Swimming Association national championships and last month he added the platform title at the British Championships as well as the platform synchronised diving title with partner Blake Aldridge.
The pair had already announced themselves as a force to be reckoned with a month earlier when they beat a world-class field in Canada that included Britains silver medallists from the Athens Olympics, Leon Taylor and Pete Waterfield. It coincided with Daley winning the 2007 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award. Great things are expected of him in London in 2012 but, after reaching the minimum Olympic age of 14 just three months before the start of the Games, he will be looking to capture the worlds imagination in China.
200406: British age-group champion 1m, 3m and platform.
2007: Runner-up 10m platform, senior British Championships; champion 10m platform (individual and synchro) ASA National Championships; BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year.
2008: 10m platform champion (individual and synchro) British Championships."
He's also the Young Sports Personality of the Year 2007. You can watch his interview here (http://www.bbc.co.uk/switch/yspoty/thomas-daley.shtml)