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Plymouth's Tom Daley's Diving Dream Began In Cornwall

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3:52pm 10th August 2012

Pirate FM has learnt Tom Daley's Olympic diving dream began in Cornwall.

The Plymouth teenager is hoping to qualify in the men's individual later, after missing out on a medal in the synchro.

He has revealed he decided to compete after watching TV events on family holidays to a campsite in Watergate Bay.

Steve Kessell is in charge of tourism in the resort. He said: "The whole world's eyes on London twenty-twelve and the Cornwall tourism product, and for Tom to come out and say that his life changed in Newquay, kind of backs up what happens in resorts, isn't it? People come on holiday and they make life changing decisions, and he's followed it through in the most life changing way.

"He's in the right arena to actually say to the world, Cornwall is a fantastic destination for a holiday. It's a year-round destination and it also enables you to do things that you can't do ordinarily. So, people who live in landlocked areas, if they want to come to the coast, Cornwall is the place."

3:52pm 10th August 2012

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