Hometown: Plymouth
Sport: Diving
Event: 10m individual, 10m synchronised
Games: London 2012, Rio 2016

Tom was just three years old when he started swimming, and he began diving at the age of seven. In 2004, he entered his first competition and became the youngest Under-18 Champion at the Nationals.

In 2007, despite being only 13, Tom was given special permission to compete in the Youth Olympic Games, even though the minimum age requirement is normally 15. He won a Silver medal in the 10m Platform Synchro event.

In 2008, Tom became the youngest ever diving male medallist at the FINA Diving World Cup, and he reached the finals at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. In 2009, Tom became the youngest ever British World Champion in any sport.

Tom has completed his GCSEs and recently gained an A Level in Photography (A*) and AS Levels in Spanish (A) and Maths (B). He has also passed his driving test. Tom lives with his mum, Debbie and his two brothers Will and Ben in Plymouth.

At London 2012, Tom came fourth with his Synchro partner Pete Waterfield and won a Bronze medal in the 10m platform final. This is Britain's first individual diving medal since 1960: "Getting an Olympic Bronze medal at London 2012 is a dream come true and one that I've had since I was 12 - I can't believe that it's actually happened!"

At Rio 2016, Tom added to his medal total, securing another Olympic Bronze in the 10m synchro alongside his diving partner Dan Goodfellow.