After a shaky start squeezing narrowly through the prelims finishing in 15th place with a rather low score of 448.45 points, Daley endured unforgivable abuse on the social networking site Twitter. Tom was targeted shortly after finishing the dive by a heartless bully who accused him of “letting his Dad down” after he finished 4th in the syncronised diving.
Daley re-tweeted a message from the user @Rileyy69 which stated “You let your Dad down I hope you know that” Daley quickly responded stating “After giving it my all… you get idiots sending me this” A 17 year old was arrested by Dorset police officers at a guest house in Weymouth on suspicion of “malicious communications”
KING OF COMEBACKS
Tom Daley has recently proven himself to be a very determined and worthy competitor at the London Olympics, not to mention the king of comebacks! The 18 year old showed a rapid return to form last night. His timing could not have been more perfect. Daley looked more relaxed as he progressed through his first 4 dives and very soon it became apparent that he would make the final 12. His 1st dive was more controlled and scored more highly than it had done on the previous nights preliminary competition scoring a respectable 81.00 for his 2.5 somersault & 2.5 twist dive.
The 1st round came to an end and Daley was ranked 9th. In his 2nd attempt he scored 86.40 which meant he stayed in the same ranking position. The 3rd round really showed off his talent and potential when he scored his highest mark of 89.25. He didn’t quite achieve that in this mornings semi final but scored a solid 84.00.
He moved up to 8th position progressing with the top 12 in tonights diving final due to be shown at 8.30pm in which he will dive 9th.
Daley stated on his Twitter page :
For those wanting to watch…my final is on at 8.30pm 🙂
The nation will be hooked to their seats tonight in under 1 hour, waiting with baited breath. I wish him the very best of luck!