Diver Daley targets Rio 2016 because the best is yet to come

TEAM GB’s diving darling Tom Daley has admitted he is already targeting success at the 2016 Olympic Games to follow his bronze medal at London 2012.

The home favourite on Saturday finished third in the 10m diving to fulfill some of the promise shown as a raw 14-year-old just four years ago in Beijing but strongly believes his greatest performance is yet to come.

“For me, my peak performance should be Rio so I’m looking forwards to that now,” Daley said.

“I’ve learned all the dives I need to know, so it’s just four more years of doing the dives that I’ve been doing for the last two years.

“The support of the British public has been incredible over the past few weeks – the way the country has embraced the Olympic Games is beyond anything I could have expected.

“I’m doing a sport that I love and that’s the only reason that I dive. To get the support and then respect from people all around the world has just been phenomenal. “It’s like a pressure cooker inside the pool – because of all the atmosphere, the cheers and everything else.”

Daley’s bronze followed a fourth-placed finish with diving partner Peter Waterfield in the synchronised diving but the former highlighted that result as a major factor in the display that ultimately earned Saturday night’s medal triumph.