Tributes to Tom Daley's Father

Tom Daley is pulled out of the 10 metre synchro event on saturday 12th June.

Daley is due to begin the first stage in the defence at the British Gas National Diving Championships in Leeds this weekend.

The 17-year-old's presence at the meet, which doubles as the qualifiers for next month's World Championships in Shanghai, was in doubt after his father Robert lost his long battle with brain cancer less than a fortnight ago.

Daley shared a close relationship with his father, who he described as an "incredibly brave man'', and whose funeral was held in Plympton, Devon on Wednesday 8th June.

Following Wednesday's ceremony, Daley is set to travel to Leeds where he is due to compete on Saturday and Sunday for the right to defend the world title he won in Rome two years ago.

There had been some scope for Daley to skip this weekend's meet, with British Swimming having the discretionary power to select their squad despite performances this weekend.

Daley's presence in Leeds, where he is expected to qualify alongside Peter Waterfield in the 10m platform and synchro, however, means he is unlikely to have to wait on such a ruling.

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