0 Have your say LEEDS diving star Matty Lee is moving to London to become Tom Daley’s 10m synchro partner in the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, writes LEE SOBOT. Lee has amassed a large haul of medals as both a junior and senior for the City Of Leeds Diving Club with the 20-year-old ending a season disturbed by injury when taking a European Championships silver medal alongside fellow Leeds star Lois Toulson in the 10m mixed synchro. The Moortown-based diver also finished fifth in the Europeans 10m platform individual final in which he performed the backwards three and a half pike for the first time in competition. That dive has now led to the Lee becoming the new 10m mixed synchro partner for Daley, who won bronze in the event alongside Daniel Goodfellow at Rio 2016. Lee was devastated to miss out on selection for Rio and now hopes the forthcoming move to Dive London will help him reach new levels in his career. Lee exclusively told the YEP: … [Read more...] about Leeds diver Matty Lee to join Tom Daley for Tokyo 2020 Olympics bid
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0 Have your say ROSS Haslam proved a more than capable substitute for Tom Daley by claiming European silver on Wednesday in the synchronised 3m springboard mixed event. The Sheffield diver, 20, teamed up with Grace Reid in the absence of Daley – who has taken the rest of this year off on paternity leave. And the new duo – in only their second competition together – combined for a personal best score of 308.67 from five dives as gold went to the German pair of Lou Massenberg and Tina Punzel.And Haslam – who was one of the few English divers not to claim a Commonwealth medal in the Gold Coast earlier this year – loved his moment in the spotlight. “It is a bit of pressure obviously (replacing him). Tom Daley is Tom Daley – whenever I tell anyone that I dive, they ask: ‘Oh, like Tom Daley?,” he said. “He is the person that people refer to when it comes to diving. “But it has been great to be here, … [Read more...] about Sheffield diver Haslam wins Euro silver
0 Have your say The rules are embedded in a generation’s consciousness like an especially stubborn verruca on a big toe but Grace Reid, brilliant diver, bonnie lass and definitely not of that generation, just laughs. “What were they again?” she says. “‘No running, no pushing, no handstands… ’”Don’t forget “No bombing” and “No smoking,” I say, and the last to be properly understood: “No petting.” There’s one missing. “Wasn’t there ‘No diving’ too?” she says. Not quite – there was “No swimming in the diving area” – but by the time Reid had fallen in love with the sport which would eventually bring her golden Gold Coast glory she might have wondered if “No diving in the swimming area” was the new hardline legislation.“I was at a pool in Bonnyrigg, aged seven or eight maybe,” she remembers. … [Read more...] about Interview: Diver Grace Reid pondered quitting at 14 to be ‘normal’
0 Have your say When football fans hear the word diving, they usually think about it being out on the pitch. The connotations are of elite players tumbling to the ground in the penalty area when a defender hasn't come anywhere near to making contact.The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez and Deli Alli are just three names who have all been accused of going down too easily.It doesn't seem in Jamal Lowe's nature to dive. If you've ever spoken to the Pompey winger, you'll quickly realise he's too honest and genuine to try to win matches by cheating. And it's a good job, too, based on his technique when diving into water.If Lowe has ever thought about changing careers and attempting to become the next Tom Daley then he might want to think again.The former Hampton & Richmond talent is currently enjoying a deserved break in Dubai.On his Instagram story, he posted a video of him attempting to dive into the Persian Gulf. However, let's just say his technique isn't the … [Read more...] about Pompey winger proves he’s no diver!
PUBLISHED: 11:08 16 April 2014 Tom Daley celebrates with his bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympics (pic: British Swimming/Vaughn Ridley/swpix.com) Simon Wilkinson - [email protected] Olympic medalist preparing for World Series Tom Daley now calls London home and the teenager is eager to prove he can keep his head above water in the capital when he returns to the scene of his greatest achievement later this month. This year has been one of change for Daley, with the 19-year-old uprooting his life in Plymouth and settling in new surroundings in London. Daley is now working under the tutelage of Zimbabwe-born coach Jane Figueiredo, who heads up British Diving’s new high performance centre at the London Aquatics Centre. The seismic shift in Daley’s life is eased by the fact that he is no stranger to the London Aquatics Centre, having claimed Olympic 10m platform bronze there two years ago. The capital will once again play host to the world’s best divers as the third … [Read more...] about Daley excited by London event