Leon Taylor

Olympic silver medalist Leon Taylor took up competitive diving when he was eight and by the age of eleven he was a national champion. In the Athens Olympics of 2004, Leon and his diving partner Peter Waterfield, managed to secure Britain's first medal in the sport for 44 years.

It was an honour which led to additional investment in the sport and the development of a new crop of British talent. He also won World Championship silver, Commonwealth silver and bronze and European bronze.

Retiring from diving in May 2008, Leon is now an integral part of the BBC Sports Olympic coverage and has also been mentor to, among others, diving sensation Tom Daley.


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