British diver Tom Daley brought his winning smile to the Waterstones at the Bluewater shopping center in London this morning (August 16, 2012) to sign copies of his autobiography My Story.
Daley, who took home the Bronze medal in the 10m platform event at London 2012 Olympics, had another reason to celebrate. Tom tweeted:
“I got an A in Spanish! Overall I have A* photography (A2), A Spanish (A2) and A maths (AS) :) thanks PlymColleg1 :D”
Plymouth College, which also counts 100m gold medal swimmer Ruta Meilutyte, 15, among its pupils, replied on Twitter: “Brilliant, well done. A nice addition to your Olympic bronze medal!”
Daley is said to be looking forward to winning more Olympic medals at the 2016 games in Rio.
“I want to upgrade that bronze in Rio,” Tom stated. “I’d love to dominate diving but it’s hard to do as it’s so competitive and, as we saw in the Olympic final, it’s all about diving on the day. But divers peak at about 22 or 23 in Rio and I’ll be 22 then so gold’s the goal.”
So would his father feel (he died last year from a brain tumor) about his bronze medal?
“Dad would have been really proud,” he says. “He used to come to training every day, to every competition so it was so sad that he wasn’t there to see it. It has been a long journey to get to London. It has been hard at times but I’m sad it’s over. I’ve never really looked past it and now it’s over. Now on to Rio.”
We cannot wait!