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Tom Daley wins his first World Championship medal in six years

Plymouth's Tom Daley has won a bronze medal in the 10 metre platform final at World Diving Championships in Russia.

Daley qualified third for this evening's final, high on confidence after winning gold in the mixed team event on Thursday. It's the first medal Daley has won since his, and at the time Britain's only-ever, individual diving World Championship gold medal in 2009, when he was just 15.

Since then his other major success was a bronze at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The medal shows he is on course to compete in Rio next year.

Plymouth's Tom Daley wins team gold in Russia

Tom Daley is a world champion again. Credit: John Walton/PA Wire

Plymouth diver Tom Daley has scooped a gold medal in the team event at the World Aquatics Championships.

He was competing alongside fellow British diver Rebecca Gallantree in Russia.

Daley's fourth dive scored a near perfect ten with most of the judges.

It's the first time Britain have claimed two medals at a World diving championship event.


Tom Daley puts his trunks up for auction

Olympic diving star Tom Daley is hoping his trunks will help splash the cash for a deserving charity as he puts them up for auction.

The winning prize comes complete with the Plymouth diver's signature and bidding starts at a cool £300, although auctioneers are keen to point out the trunks are unworn!

Credit: John Walton/PA Wire

All money going to the London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard (LLGS), which provides confidential phone, e-mail and instant messaging services to support people who want to talk about sexuality and gender identity.

Other items up for auction include the original suit worn by Andrew Scott, in his role as Moriarty in the BBC drama Sherlock, and a set of signed photos of Jessie J – which are set to pick up a hefty Price Tag.

Tom Daley wins National Championships in Plymouth

Plymouth's Olympic hero Tom Daley was back in Devon today where it all began. He was competing against the best in Britain in the National Championships and came first.

Tom was competing the British Gas Championships. At the Plymouth Life Centre. It gave him the chance to perfect some of the dives he hopes will get him to next year's Olympics in Brazil. One of them is a routine he calls the firework:

Tom's coach Jane Figueireeo has been with him now for just over. She's pleased with his progress so far:

We've got to keep things in the now.We have the world series coming up,six legs of that.So the main focus of that is to stay healthy,keep working on our new dives.

I really wanted him to come back to Plymouth,embrace everybody that's contributed so much to his success.

– Jane Figueireeo, coach

Plymouth women win gold at the diving championships

Sarah Burrow and Tonia Couch during the final of the Women's 10m Synchro during day one of the British Gas Diving Championships at The Plymouth Life Centre Credit: PA

The National Diving Championships got underway in Plymouth today.

There was success for home-grown talent Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow. The Commonwealth Games silver medallists won gold in the women's 10 metre synchro.

Plymouth divers to compete in National Championships

Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow warming up at the Plymouth Life Centre ahead of the Championships Credit: ITV News

The National Diving Championships start today at Plymouth's Life Centre.

The three-day competition will see the cream of British diving challenging for national honours as they compete across all Olympic events.

Local women Sarah Barrow and Tonia Couch will be in action this afternoon.


Tom Daley is back in Plymouth for first time since moving to London

Tom Daley was back in Plymouth today putting the finishing touches to a new routine he'll showcase at the National Diving Championships.

It is the first time Tom has been back to his home town since switching his training base, and moving to London 12 months ago.

He'll be going for gold at The National Diving Championships which are taking place at the City's Life Centre. Local diving stars Sarah Barrow and Tonia Crouch will also be there alongside new 14-year-old sensation Matthew Dixon.

Tom Daley was back in Plymouth today for the first time since moving to London Credit: ITV News

Tom Daley & Co in Plymouth for Diving Championships

Tom Daley in action at last year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Credit: PA

Diving stars - including Tom Daley - are descending on Plymouth in readiness for the National Diving Championships at the City's Life Centre.

Local divers Sarah Barrow and Tonia Couch will be competing alongside new young sensation 14-year-old Matthew Dixon.

Tom Daley created from batter for Pancake Day

The pancake (left) and Tom Daley (right) Credit: ITV News

Olympic diver Tom Daley is serving up a sweet treat for his fans as he is immortalised in batter for Pancake Day.

In a video, posted by Team GB, the athlete's face is piped on to a pan before more and more is added to create the 20-year-old's signature grin.

The flipping brilliant video has been retweeted and favourited by hundreds of fans on Twitter, including the subject of the art work himself.

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