Tom Daley Declares He Wants to Be 'Designer for Life' After Retiring as Diver

The athlete, who launched his own Made With Love clothing range earlier this year, says in an interview that he has 'achieved everything that I want to achieve in diving.'

AceShowbiz - Tom Daley wants to be a "designer for life" once he's done with diving. The diver is an avid knitter and launched his own Made With Love clothing range earlier this year, and while he's still hoping to compete at the 2024 Olympics, he's achieved all his goals in the sport so is now thinking ahead to the future beyond the pool.

Confirming he wants to dive in the next Olympics, the 28-year-old told Grazia magazine, "But if you're asking me this right now, I mean, I've achieved everything that I want to achieve in diving." He added, "Once I finish diving I want to be a designer for life."

Tom, who shares 4-year-old son Robbie with husband Dustin Lance Black, thinks too much pressure is put on young sports stars and they should have something else to focus on. "What I've learned as I've got older as an athlete is the more time you take off, the more you get out of the sport when you're actually doing it."

Tom admitted he has "wanted to walk away" from the sport "more often than you'd think." He additionally shared it was "really in the last year" while training for the Tokyo Games that he "figured out how to have a good relationship with his body," after being branded "fat" by a coach when he was 15 led to him battling bulimia.

"So then all of a sudden I'm on the diving board thinking, 'Oh gosh, everybody thinks I'm fat.' And that really, really messed with my head," the Olympic gold winner confessed. "It gave me all kinds of body image issues that I still have to this day. I had a real struggle with bulimia for a while."

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