Commonwealth champion Tom Daley says retaining his title in Glasgow was the highlight of a hectic season.

Daley began the year with a significant change that saw him make the move to London to train at the Aquatic Centre with new coach Jane Figueiredo.

The 20-year-old then took bronze at the FINA Diving World Series in Beijing before heading to Glasgow where he comfortably took gold ahead of Malaysia’s Ooi Tze Liang.

And a silver at the European Championships in Berlin capped a busy year for Daley who says he is reaping the rewards of his new base.

“For me, being able to retain my 10m Commonwealth Games title was a massive highlight after a long season,” Daley said.

“The pool was great and the crowd really got behind all of us.

“I remember the noise of the crowd once I’d finished my last dive and it was so loud. Having all of my family there was amazing too.

“The event was tough and I had a lot of pressure on me to win. It had been a long season and was tiring but to come away with the gold and win by such a margin was awesome.

“It’s been a great 12 months. The London Aquatics Centre is a great place to train and I feel Jane and I have made real progress this year with my dives.

“The time was right for me to make a change and I’m so happy with how well everything has gone. I’m loving London.”

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