World Number 1 and Olympic medalist Tom Daley has withdrawn from the Men’s 10m Platform Diving event at the Commonwealth Games due to a recurring injury.

Despite resting over the weekend, ongoing medical issues alongside a further injury in the pool last week has resulted in Tom and his training team agreeing that he should not compete in the individual platform diving event.

The technical dives in the individual event put enormous physical strain on Tom’s body. Due to prior illness and with his hips being the determining factor, some of the dives Tom was due to demonstrate in the individual event would be too dangerous and impactful on his body.

Tom will still compete in the Men’s Synchronized 10m Platform with Daniel Goodfellow on 13th April 2018.

Tom says “I am truly devastated not to be competing in the individual event. I have been training so hard for the Commonwealth Games, so this is a real disappointment for me. The hardest thing for any athlete is coping with an injury, especially when it means they can’t compete in what they have been working towards. I continue training for the 10m Synchronized Diving Event alongside Dan”.