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Tom Daley wins gold with new 'firework' dive

Tom Daley holds his gold medal after winning the men's 10m platform final during the FINA Diving World Series at London Aquatics Centre. Credit: John Walton/PA

Plymouth diver Tom Daley has won his first world title for more than two years.

Daley, who won Olympic bronze at London 2012, won gold in the 10 metre platform competition at the World Series event at the same venue. His new 'firework' dive helped him beat the leading Chinese divers who have dominated the sport in recent years.

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


Daley shows off new "firework" dive in Plymouth

It's day three of the British Gas diving championships. Tom Daley is diving at 10am Men's Platform preliminary and 2pm Men's Platform final.

He is debuting a new dive he's been working on ahead of the Olympics. Daley hopes "The Firework" off the 10m board will get him the gold in Rio.

Today will be the first time he has performed the in public.

Watch his 10am dive below:

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.

Swimming authorities petitioned over Andy Banks

More than 600 people have signed an online petition encouraging British Swimming to keep Andy Banks as head diving coach.

It's believed the man responsible for turning Plymouth into a national centre of excellence is considering a job abroad after he was told he won't be offered a new contract. Commonwealth silver medallist Sarah Barrow is among those who have backed the petition.

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