Tom Daley reveals he almost quit diving

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Plymouth diver Tom Daley has revealed he almost gave up the sport after the last Olympics.

The 22 year-old said he came close to quitting after being haunted by a dive that went wrong. He was competing in the men's 10m platform event in the London 2012 Olympics when a crucial twist dive went wrong.

He lost the dive in mid-air after being distracted by camera flashes, and had to retake the dive.

Daley told the Times magazine he had to seek professional help.

After 2012 I had a rough time getting back into training. I lost motivation. I thought I might not want to do diving any more, not go to another Olympics. I wanted to go out and be a normal teenager

Tom Daley

Daley was treated by a sports psychologist for post-traumatic stress disorder. But he credits his relationship with fiance Dustin Lance Black with keeping him going.

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The pair revealed their engagement with a traditional wedding announcement in October 2015, two years after Daley came out to his fans in a YouTube video.

Daley is due to compete in the men's 10 metre and 10 metre synchronised events at the Rio Olympics next month.

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