Don't drive Tom Daley out, says Peter Waterfield

Tom Daley's synchronised partner Peter Waterfield is worried that continued criticism of the 18-year-old diver could drive the Olympic bronze medallist out of the sport.

Waterfield says British Swimming chief executive David Sparkes' job is to "get the best out of your athletes" but feels his criticism could make Daley "not want to dive".

Problems between British Swimming and the Daley camp emerged in early 2012, with the sport's performance director Alexei Evangulov stating Chinese divers trained harder than the 18-year-old Briton, who went on to win Olympic bronze.