- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Michael Joseph; First Edition - Second Impression edition (24 May 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0718158075
- ISBN-13: 978-0718158071
- Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 19.3 x 2.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (125 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 136,756 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
My Story Hardcover – 24 May 2012
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About the Author
Born in 1994, Tom Daley started diving at the age of seven. Specializing in the 10 metre platform event, he became the youngest British World Champion in any sport to come first in the FINA World Championships. He represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics, where he was Britain's youngest competitor. Tom won two gold medals for England at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in the 10 metre synchro diving and the 10 metre individual platform competition. In 2007, 2009 and 2010, he was named BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year. Tom lives with his family in Plymouth and is currently training for the 2012 London Olympics.
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Top Customer Reviews
What is also apparent is how random it is to win in this sport, surely one of the most difficult because of its subjective marking.
The overall impression is just what a normal person Tom is, and what a good person he is too. Worth every penny.
Fantastic book. Well done tom!
I read this book alongside watching him perform in the Olympics and it made it all the more special watching him achieve his dream of an Olympic medal.
Overall, if you like Tom Daley I would entirely recommend this book (even if you don't like him, I'm sure this book will change your mind!). The book is full of good quality pictures of Tom so even if you are not a big reader it won't feel like too much effort! It is the best read I've had in a long time, if you're a fan of Tom and you've been feeling patriotic of late, buy this book, you won't regret it!
This book is very honest and gives you a great insight into his life. It talks a lot about his diving (as expected) and explains a lot about different dives and scoring and difficulty levels. I found this interesting and I followed it easily as I already have a basic understanding of these things, but to be honest i think it is explained in a basic enough way that anyone could understand it.
Tom takes you back to his early childhood and how he first got into Diving, right up to a few months ago, waiting for the London Olympics to start.
Follow his ups and downs in life from success in competitions to injuries, bullying, fear and losing his dad. He hasn't had an easy life but he has never given up, he seems to have good values and a good work ethic.
I was in tears when I read the chapters about his dad's illness and death, as I lost my Gran to cancer I understand what he went through and how hard it is for a person to just not be there anymore. You can really feel the love and respect he had for his dad, it radiates of the page. This book throughout is really heart-felt and honest.
I know this is different from my normal read, but I do like autobiographies if they are about people i have an interest in and this one gave me just what I was looking for. Including some awesome photos of his Diving.
A great read for all Olympic fans!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Beautiful book, well presented, lots of stunning and personal pictures - a privilege to see. This book is of a high standard, I'm glad I ordered it. Purchase recommended. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lucypuppy
Excellent story of Tom's rise to becoming such an amazing diver and athlete..Published 4 months ago by Pat Figueiredo
A really good biography, I really enjoyed it. Tom writes with good clarity and honesty and the book was a good insight into his life and diving in general.Published 11 months ago by Robert Manser