Your support matters so please watch and cheer
We had a go and we made a mistake. At this level you can’t afford to do that and we paid the penalty.
To be honest I haven’t really watched it back yet though I will after everything is over.
But my son, who’s 11, was at the competition and afterwards he said he was proud, that he’d enjoyed the day and that I’d inspired him and I hope that’s the message people have taken. Anyone who’s a parent will understand what that means.
I know everyone will be disappointed that we didn’t get a medal, Tom and I were both devastated, but in the end we finished fourth in the world. I’m going into the individual competition confident that I can make it onto the podium and I know if I don’t and finish empty handed it will really hurt. But I also know that when I look back in a couple of years’ time I will be proud of what I have managed to achieve.
Just being at these Games has been a tremendous experience; the support has been incredible, way beyond anything I expected. I started the Games on 3,000 Twitter followers, by the time of my dive I had 15,000 and I’ve now almost hit 65,000 and the comment’s I’ve had have been amazing so I hope I’ve had some kind of positive impact on people.
Diving is hard. Four years in training for 1.6 seconds in the air. It’s worth it though.
And the best bit is that the Games aren’t over for me yet. The individual will certainly be tough- - 32 divers compete in the first round until 10pm next Friday and then 18 have to do it all over again on Saturday to reach the top 12 for Sunday’s final.
I made the top three in the World Cup in February so I know I can do it again.
Your support really matters so please watch, cheer and hopefully enjoy.
Pete, both you and Tom have done yourselves, and this country proud.
It would have put the icing on the cake had you won a medal, but you can't expect to win every competion. The nation are immensely proud of you both, so please don't be downhearted or disappointed. You are both an inspiration to us all. Well done.
Pete, both you and Tom have done yourselves and this country proud. We as a nation can expect no more from either of you. Your dedication, determination national pride and effort are a credit to you both.
Medals or no medals we are PROUD of you whatever the outcome of these Olympics. You are both inspirational. Good luck to you.
Whatever the result, the whole nation will be proud of you...
Pete, you're doing okay.
And you can't possibly be judged on that few seconds performance - diving, unlike any other sport is open to too many tiny, fractional, minimal, momentary factors.
Getting to the Olympics, and competing in the same arena as China and the States (who's population odds alone are stacked in their favour) is an achievment worth of the term Gold.
You've got a country behind you wherever you're placed.
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- Basketball Arena
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