May 20 2012
Tom Daley will celebrate his 18th birthday on Monday as the European 10metre platform champion after a dominant performance in Eindhoven.
Daley had blitzed his rivals in Sunday morning's preliminary round and there was no let-up in the final as he comfortably reclaimed the crown he first won as a 13-year-old in this same city.
Daley twice scored 10s, and could have even attracted more for his most difficult front four-and-a-half somersaults dive, on way to a personal best 565.05.
His rivals were left in his wake, Russia's Victor Minibaev was his closest challenger some 49.65 points behind, in Daley's last international competition before this summer's Olympic Games.