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Tom Daley insists he will thrive on the pressure at this summer's London Olympics.
The 18-year-old is one of Great Britain's greatest medal hopefuls and heads into the Games as one of the most high-profile members of the squad.
British Diving performance director Alexei Evangulov previously criticised Daley's commitments away from the pool but the Plymouth boy is adamant his only focus now is on his performance.
"There's always pressure and expectation on anyone going into any competition," said Daley.
"But I've just got to focus on doing the best six dives that I possibly can.
"I love pressure. In a competition, when someone does a good dive in front of you, you want to try to beat it. So I enjoy that kind of pressure.
"In terms of media pressure that we've had so far, with everyone expecting that you just walk into the competition and win gold, that is kind of different.
"But all I can do is focus on my own performance. I can't worry about any of that."
Daley will be competing in the 10m individual and synchro events in London.