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Hat-trick for Tom Daley?

Tom Daley shows off his Young Sports Personality trophy to students
Tom Daley shows off his Young Sports Personality trophy to students in Plymouth

By Benjamin, Matthew, 13 and Rhys, 12
School Reporters from St Boniface's Catholic College, Plymouth

Tom Daley is only 16 years old but is already well-known and a great athlete who has won the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award twice, most recently in 2009.

Tom has achieved great as a diver. Earlier this year he got a gold medal at the World Championships in Rome and in the European Championships at Eindhoven.

He has created a name for himself and is inspiration to young people in Plymouth and the rest of the UK so we were very excited to have the opportunity to interview him.

Before we went to do the interview we first had to come up with questions for Tom which in itself was hard as there were lots of things we wanted to ask!

We prepared about 12 questions before our interview with him at Plymouth Central Park pool, which is where he trains. Here we finally met Tom and his grandfather.

First of all a producer from Newsround interviewed him about what it was like to win the BBC Young Sport Personality of the Year award and asked about how amazing it would be if he won it a third time.

Meeting the Queen

We also asked Tom how it felt to win the award for the second time last year. He said: "to win the Young Sports Personality of the Year award was such an honour the first time but I was in Canada for that so actually being there to receive the award last year was great".

Tom is now regularly filmed and interviewed about his diving career
Tom is now regularly filmed and interviewed about his diving career

After having our picture taken with Tom and his 2009 YSPOTY award it was our chance to put Tom on the spot!

We asked him to describe in three words what it felt like when he won the Young Sports Personality of the Year award. Tom said "excited, honoured and shocked".

And we asked him who he has been the most exciting to meet. He said: "the person most exciting to meet would probably be the Queen, I met her in 2008".

When we meet Tom he was training ready to go to the Commonwealth Games in Delhi so we also asked him about his hopes for this: "Well, my hopes really are to do the best I can. Even though I am recovering from an injury at the moment so I hope I can do well without hurting my arm again."

Unfortunately because of time restrictions Tom had to rush off and start training. We could only ask a few questions but to meet him was really good fun and we wish him luck for the future.

You can find out more about this year's BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award on the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2010 website



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