How old is Tom Daley, why is he not competing in Glasgow and when was his and Dustin Lance Black’s son born?

TOM DALEY is a double world champion and two-time Olympic bronze medallist diver who is currently taking a break from competition.

The 24-year-old Plymouthian also competes in synchronised and team events.

 Tom Daley is taking a break from diving until 2019

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Tom Daley is taking a break from diving until 2019

He started diving aged just seven and began making an impact in national and international competitions two years later.

Daley represented first dived for Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics where, at 14, he was Britain's youngest competitor.

He was the youngest entrant from any nation to participate in a final.

In 2009, Daley reached a career-best ranking of number one in the FINA world diving rankings for the 10metres platform.

 Daley has suffered a number of injury setbacks this year

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Daley has suffered a number of injury setbacks this year
 Daley and Daniel Goodfellow celebrate with gold in the men's 10metres syncro platform at the Commonwealth Games

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Daley and Daniel Goodfellow celebrate with gold in the men's 10metres syncro platform at the Commonwealth Games

At London 2012 Daley won bronze in the individual 10m platform and at Rio 2106 bagged another third place with Daniel Goodfellow in the synchronised 10m platform.

Daley pulled out of the individual competition at the Commonwealth Games with a hip injury but won synchronised 10m platform gold with Goodfellow.

He also suffered a series of concussions earlier this year… and very recently he became a father.

 Dustin Lance Black and Tom Daley are overjoyed at becoming dads to Robert Ray Black-Daley

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Dustin Lance Black and Tom Daley are overjoyed at becoming dads to Robert Ray Black-Daley

Welcome to the world little Robbie Ray. Thank you for bringing so much love and light with you. And thank you to those who helped turn our dream of having a family into this wonderful reality. ❤️#AFamily #HappyBirthday ?‍?‍?

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Daley and his film producer husband welcomed Robert Ray Black-Daley into their world on Wednesday, June 27.

The couple, who married in May last year, chosen to name their son after Tom's late dad Robert, who died of a brain tumour in 2011.

They announced they were expecting a child via a surrogate in the US in February – but have said they don't want to know who the biological father is.

Tom told the Times earlier this year that they had both provided sperm to fertilise their surrogate's eggs – and hinted that a second child could be on the cards.

Olympic diver Tom Daley delights fans as he marches with the Pride in London parade

Daley says he will return to action in 2019, with his sights set on an elusive gold medal at his fourth Olympics in Tokyo in 2020.

The diving competition takes place from August 6-12 at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh.

 

TOM DALEY is a double world champion and two-time Olympic bronze medallist diver who is currently taking a break from competition.