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Tributes for Tom at night of celebration

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: November 09, 2012

Tom Daley with his front-page tributes  at Plymouth's  Barbican Kitchen

Tom Daley with his front-page tributes at Plymouth's Barbican Kitchen

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Olympic hero Tom Daley was the star guest at a night to celebrate his achievements.

The teenage diving sensation has become somewhat of a "hero" in the city of Plymouth after his triumphs at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

In recognition of his amazing successes, business figures and city dignitaries were invited to the evening, organised by the Western Morning News and its sister paper The Herald, at the Barbican Kitchen in Plymouth.

The student was presented with an album of photographs of his sporting career so far recording his rise to stardom.

Editor of the Western Morning News, Bill Martin, said: "I remember when we first heard about Tom as a child. We get told about so many young children with sporting dreams but he is an example of a young man who really has achieved that. He's a hero and a real inspiration."

Guests at the event had the opportunity to ask the bronze-medallist some of their burning questions.

One man asked the teenager what Olympic sport he would do if it wasn't diving. To which Tom said it would be winter Olympic sport, the Bobsleigh.

Speaking at the end of the night, Tom said: "I've had a really good night and the framed front pages are really nice, it's great to have a memento."

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