Tom Daley has been awarded Best Male Diver 2017 by aquatics World governing body FINA at its annual Aquatics Gala Soiree des Etoiles held in Sanya, China.
This is the first time that he has won the award after a hugely successful 2017 season that saw him reclaim his Platform world title after eight years in Budapest in the summer. Daley has also claimed multiple medals at the FINA Diving World Series in 2017 and was recently recognised by British Swimming as Diving Athlete of the Year for 2017.
FINA President Julio C. Maglione said: "At the FINA World Championships, but also during our top annual events during the last months, our best athletes were able to shine for the delight of the spectators on site, but also for the millions of TV viewers that regularly follow our competitions. Their effort and commitment make Aquatics bigger and gives FINA a privileged rank in the Olympic world."
"We also pay a fair tribute to coaches tonight. These men and women that are able to detect a potential champion, and then guide this boy or girl to excellence, are a central piece of Aquatics’ success!"
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