20 Interesting Tom Daley Facts

Written by: Luke Ward
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Last updated: April 3, 2021

Professional swimmer Tom Daley won the FINA World Championships when he was just age 15.

Tom Daley Facts

Dive into the most interesting twenty facts you could ever read about the young, sexy, medal-winning, inspiration English diver, Tom Daley.

Thomas Robert Daley is a 27-year-old British diver born on May 21, 1994, in Plymouth to parents Rob and Debbie Daley.

He has two younger brothers called William and Ben.

Tom’s cousin Sam Daley is also one of his best friends.

Tom Daley started diving at the age of 7 and has been swimming since the age of 4.

He specializes in the 10-meter platform event and in 2009 he became the FINA World Champion at age 15.

In 2008, he was ranked at number 63 in Time’s 100 Olympic Athletes To Watch.

In 2010, Daley won two gold medals for England at the Commonwealth Games.

Tom’s father, Robert, died at the age of 40 after a 5-year battle with a brain tumor on May 27, 2011.

Daley won a bronze medal in the 2012 London Olympics.

Daley was approached by ITV to present a celebrity diving reality show called Splash!, which aired on January 5, 2013. This was renewed for a second series in January 2014.

In a 2013 poll by Attitude, Tom Daley was voted as the World’s Sexiest Man.

His star sign is Gemini.

Tom Daley is good friends with One Direction’s Liam Payne.

On December 2, 2013, Tom posted a video on YouTube revealing he is bisexual and has been in a serious relationship with a guy since spring 2013. This video received over 10 million views within a month of it being posted.

Daley is dating Dustin Lance Black, an American LGBT rights activist and celebrated figure in the film industry.

Tom and Dustin met at the Kids Choice Awards in LA in March 2013.

For Tom’s 18th birthday, his mother, Debbie, bought him a voucher to go and get an Olympic tattoo. He got the five Olympic Rings drawn perfectly onto his right bicep. As much as he loved his new ink, he said he doesn’t think he will get another tattoo, “to get one it has to mean something”.

Daley’s diving coaches are Andy Banks and Peng Li.

He is a huge fan of the Black Eyed Peas.

To help with his GCSE Photography project, Daley persuaded supermodel Kate Moss to pose in a recreation of a famous painting by the artist David Hockney. Unsurprisingly he received an A* for his project. He also received another 8 A*’s and 1 A grade in his other subjects!

Intelligence as well as good looks and a successful career, what more could he need?!

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