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Diving ace Daley hopes he's done his dad proud
7:04pm Sunday 10th June 2012 in Hampshire Sport
Tom Daley hoped he had done his late father proud after he booked his place at the London Olympics today.
Daley confirmed he will be one of the faces of this summer's showpiece with the most comfortable of wins in the 10 metre platform at the British Gas Diving Championships in Sheffield.
Southampton’s Peter Waterfield was second.
While the 18-year-old Daley was unable to break his personal best of 565.05, which he set when reclaiming the European title last month, he did more than enough to ensure he was already decked out in a Team GB tracksuit before leaving Ponds Forge.
The Sheffield venue had set an emotional stage for Daley as it was the pool his father Robert last saw him compete before his death following a long battle with brain cancer last May.
Robert Daley had been a permanent fixture alongside his son at all his competitions and had pledged to see his son compete in London this summer.
"It's great to know that I have qualified and he will be proud of what I have done," Daley said.
"It feels great to actually win here in front of my mum and my brothers, obviously it is sad that my dad is not here.
"It's just such a great feeling to know you are going to the Olympic Games because it is what every athlete wants."