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Tom Daley wants to be a âdesigner for lifeâ once he's done with diving.
The 28-year-old diver is an avid knitter and launched his own Made With Love clothing range earlier this year, and while heâs still hoping to compete at the 2024 Olympics, heâs 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, told Grazia magazine: âBut if youâre asking me this right now, I mean, Iâve achieved everything that I want to achieve in diving.
âOnce I finish diving I want to be a designer for life.â
Tom â who has four-year-old son Robbie with husband Dustin Lance Black â thinks too much pressure is put on young sports stars and they should have something else to focus on.
He said: âWhat Iâve learned as Iâve got older as an athlete is the more time you take off, the more you get out of the sport when youâre actually doing it.â
The Olympic gold winner admitted he has âwanted to walk awayâ from the sport âmore often than youâd thinkâ and it was âreally in the last yearâ while training for the Tokyo games that he âfigured out how to have a good relationship with his bodyâ, after being branded âfatâ by a coach when he was 15 led to him battling bulimia.
He added: âSo then all of a sudden Iâm on the diving board thinking, âOh gosh, everybody thinks Iâm fat.â And that really, really messed with my head.
âIt 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.â