Daley silences critics by winning third World Series medal in Beijing
22:16 GMT, 24 March 2012
Tom Daley won his third World Series
medal in a week on Saturday, driven by a determination to disprove claims
that media work is interfering with his performances.
The 17-year-old's commitment was questioned by British Diving performance director Alexei Evangulov.
In a spin: Daley took silver after a strong set of dives
But Daley hit back to clinch two individual and one synchronised silver medal in Beijing and Dubai.
'Tom was champing at the bit to get
out there to prove he is comfortable with the amount of media he does
and that's what he's done,' said Andy Banks, Daley's coach of 10 years.
A Brit happy: Daley celebrates silver with Waterfield claiming bronze
'I never thought there was an argument that he was doing too much.'
Daley's score of 541pts in the 10m platform individual event in Beijing earned him silver behind Qui Bo, the Chinese gold medal favourite for the London Olympics.
Andy Banks was talking at the opening of The Plymouth Life Centre, operated by Everyone Active in partnership with Plymouth City Council