Posts Tagged ‘Tom Daley

11
Aug
08

14 Year Old Proves Most Mature at Games

Because most of the swimming events are underway or already finished, most of the news coming from the Olympics so far have centered on those athletes. For example, Tom Daley, the 14 year old diving prodigy whom we talked about earlier, had a lot of expectations placed upon him to do well at the games and instead came in 8th place in the synchronized diving event. Fortunately, his 26 year old partner, Blake Aldridge, took the time to speak with reporters afterwards and spoke glowingly of his young teammate.

Wait, did I say glowingly? Sorry, I meant instead that Aldridge blamed their failure on Daley. Nicely done, douchenozzle.

The big quote from Aldridge goes:

“It’s a synchro team, there’s two of us, and that’s the hard thing about it,” Aldridge said. “Both of you have to be on your game at the same time and that just didn’t happen today. Thomas is 14 years old. He’s done phenomenally and for me to be a part of a partnership with him is a great thing. I knew, going into this Olympic Games, that we were capable of a medal, but I also knew that it depended on how Tom performed. I wasn’t on the top of my game, but I out-dived Thomas today and that’s not something that normally happens. That to me is because he had a lot more pressure on him than I did. Continue reading ’14 Year Old Proves Most Mature at Games’

07
Aug
08

Those Brits be Crazy

With the games starting tomorrow the onslaught of human interest stories has already begun, take for instance this story about Tom Daley, the 14 year old(!), British diving prodigy who can’t dive until he sees his stuffed animal monkey sitting on top of his bag. But that’s not totally ridiculous, after all, he is only 14 years old and being in the Olympics is pretty heady stuff. That is not the case with Cassie Patten, 20, a member of the swimming team who can’t leave home without first arranging her stuffed bear and stuffed clown on her bed. Who stuffs a clown? Who stuffs a clown and leaves them on their bed? Doesn’t that sound like a person who might be dangerously unhinged mentally?




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