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Homecoming parade for diver Daley

Daley was third going into the final round but produced a stunning dive
Daley is due to return home to Plymouth on Monday

Diver Tom Daley is to be given a civic reception in his home town of Plymouth after his gold medal success in the World Diving Championships.

The 15-year-old won the 10m platform category in Rome on Tuesday to become Britain's first individual champion.

Plymouth City Council leader Vivian Pengelly said an open-top bus parade would be followed with a reception by the Lord Mayor on Friday 31 July.

Daley's mother Debbie said a homecoming parade would be a "great surprise".

Daley and his partner Max Brick will begin their challenge for a medal in the synchronised event on Friday.

The 15-year-old is due to return to Plymouth on Monday.



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