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Tom Daley will dive 3m at the Youth Olympics

Tom Daley

Daley 'determined to dive'

2010 Youth Olympic Games, Singapore
Dates: 12-26 August
Coverage: Highlights on the BBC Red Button, iPlayer and the BBC Sport website; Watch round-up of the action on BBC 1 on Sun 29 Aug at 1130

Britain's Tom Daley will compete in the 3m springboard at the Youth Olympics but has opted to miss the 10m platform event as he recovers from injury.

The 16-year-old made the decision after a scan on the triceps injury he picked up at the European Championships.

The springboard competition takes place on Sunday, 22 August, with the 10m platform two days later in Singapore.

Daley, who is also due to compete in the Commonwealth Games, had said he would be "gutted" to miss the event.

"It's the first Youth Olympics and I'm really excited to be a part of it," he stated after arriving in Singapore.

"It's all experience for London 2012, to be getting on the athlete buses and being in the athlete village."


Daley was unable to defend his European title in Budapest Hungary last weekend, or to compete with partner Max Brick in the synchro event.

He is the figurehead of the 39-strong British team at the Youth Olympics, which began on Sunday.

After the Singapore event, Daley is due to go to the Junior World Championships, which begin in Tucson, Arizona on 1 September, before returning home to start his A-Levels.

He will then travel to Delhi for the Commonwealth Games as part of a 13-strong team of English divers.

Daley, who won the platform gold at the World Championships in Rome last year, will be joined by Olympic silver medallist and former Commonwealth champion Pete Waterfield, recent European bronze medallist Monique Gladding and Olympian Nick Robinson-Baker.

Daley realistic on springboard chances

The England squad, announced on Thursday, will be up against the Australian and Canadian teams who won 24 of the 30 medals at the Commonwealths in Melbourne four years ago.

National performance director Alexei Evangulov said: "This is the first time I've taken a team to the Commonwealth Games so I'm interested to see how the team perform.

"Our toughest competition will definitely come from Australia and Canada, but Malaysia could challenge us too having medalled at the World Championships last year."

England diving team for Commonwealth Games:

Men: Tom Daley (Plymouth); Max Brick (Southampton); Pete Waterfield (Southampton); Nick Robinson-Baker (Sheffield); Chris Mears (Burghfield Common, Berkshire); Jack Laugher (Ripon); Oliver Dingley (Harrogate)

Women: Sarah Barrow (Leeds); Tonia Couch (Plymouth); Monique Gladding (Sheffield); Rebecca Gallantree (Leeds); Stacie Powell (Cambridge); Alicia Blagg (Leeds)

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