Golden boy! The sun shines out of Tom Daley’s swimming trunks as he trains for Junior World Diving Championships
22:06 GMT, 8 October 2012
Many Britons idolise Tom Daley for his unique diving ability, his sheer determination to succeed and his greatest achievement – an Olympic bronze medal.
But now golden boy Tom’s tiny pair of trunks has shown the nation the light – that the sun really does shine out of his trunks.
The 18-year-old diver is currently training in Australia for the Junior World Diving Championships after taking some well-earned rest following the London 2012 Olympic games.
Impressive glow: The Olympic diver was at the Aquatic Centre in Adelaide to train for the Junior World Diving Championships when the ray of light appeared
The sun shines out of his trunks: Daley is oblivious as he poses with the sun appearing behind his Speedos
Tom has been training at the Aquatic Centre in Adelaide, sporting his trademark extra-small Speedos as he perfected his technique.
His impressive physique has been the envy of many – and the cause of many adoring fans.
The young athlete recently picked up two gongs at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards, winning Male Hottie of the Year and Best British Sports Star.
Tom tweeted his thanks to voters: 'Thanks again for everyone that voted for me at the @BBCR1 teen awards 🙂 2 awesome awards…thanks again for all your support, Love you all!'
Magic moment: The sun quickly disappeared after Tom adjusted his extra-tight speedos
National hero: Tom hung out with his fellow divers outside the Aquatic Centre in Adelaide after his training session
Having received widespread recognition
from the nation, Tom recently refused to rule out taking on future
acting roles, or a presenting job on TV.
On starring in a film, Tom told the Evening Standard: ‘I'd love to do anything like that. I would love to try anything new really, be it star in a film or playing a small little part in something like that, that would be pretty cool.’
He added: ‘At the moment I am studying, but I would like to become a TV presenter or something along those lines.’
Last month Tom was the star of a parade in his home town of Plymouth, returning to the local college to resume his continuing studies.
It's a hard life: Tom chills out in between training sessions on the beach in Adelaide with his pals
He may be training for the Junior
World Diving Championships during his stint in Australia, but he did
recently manage to take some time off from his busy schedule to enjoy
the spring sunshine.
World Juniors is always a high standard, so I will be going into the
event aiming to perform my six dives to the best of my ability,' Tom
told the BBC earlier this week.
Tom is set to head to China next week on a promotional tour followed by a short holiday before returning to the UK.
Keen sportsman: Tom plays a game of volleyball with his pals as he relaxes in the Adelaide sunshine last week