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On This Day: Tom Daley wins European gold

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The young Plymouth talent stunned the field in Eindhoven in Holland, winning the 10-metre platform title.

Tom Daley became the new European diving champion aged just 13 on this day in 2008.

The young Plymouth talent stunned the field in Eindhoven in Holland, winning the 10-metre platform title.

Daley qualified for the Beijing Olympics with his victory, admitting afterwards he could not quite fathom the speed of his success.

"If somebody had told me at Christmas I would be a European champion at Easter my answer would have been 'go away'," he said.

Tom Daley, right, and Max Goodfellow, left, take Bronze at the Rio Olympics in 2016 (Mike Egerton/PA)

"It was a perfect competition for me. If it seems as if I was without nerves I can tell you I have nerves and they were quite tense."

The teen star became the second-youngest male Olympian in British history at the 2008 games.

Daley finished eighth in the 2008 Olympics at the 10m discipline – but would go on to win bronze at the 2012 Games in London.

He also claimed gold at the World Championships in 2009, and again in 2017, to add to further European titles in 2012 and 2016.

Daley also claimed bronze in the 10m synchro alongside Daniel Goodfellow at Rio 2016.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CManchester CityMan City38275683325186
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd382111673442974
3Liverpool38209968422669
4Chelsea381910958362267
5Leicester CityLeicester382061268501866
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8Arsenal381871355391661
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10Everton38178134748-159
11Aston Villa38167155546955
12Newcastle UnitedNewcastle38129174662-1645
13Wolverhampton WanderersWolves38129173652-1645
14Crystal Palace38128184166-2544
15Southampton38127194768-2143
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton38914154046-641
17Burnley38109193355-2239
RFulham38513202753-2628
RWest Bromwich AlbionWest Brom38511223576-4126
RSheffield UnitedSheff Utd3872292063-4323
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