I felt so sad this morning when I heard the news that Tom Daley's father had lost his battle with cancer. Tom has achieved so much in his 17 years and always by his side was his proud dad.
I remember fondly when Tom won the World diving championship in Rome and his dad managed to sneak in the back of the press conference. He put his hand up to ask a question and said " I'm Tom's dad. I want to ask... can I have a cuddle?" You can imagine how embarrassed Tom was. But what a lovely memory and what an amazing dad.
RIP Rob. And go on Tom, win Gold in 2012 for your dad, he's sure to be looking down and cheering you on.
Agree entirely - what a sad story! I'm sure the support Tom received from his dad has been a major contributing factor in his success, and will continue to inspire him in the future.