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Karen Pickering defends Tom Daley

21st February 2013

Motivational speaker and former swimming world champion, Karen Pickering, has voiced her opinion on Olympic athletes receiving media attention in light of the criticism that athletes received in the run up to 2012.

Tom Daley and his diving partner were disappointed after finishing seventh in the final of the 10m platform synchronised event at the World Cup Event in London and Karen believes that the criticism that they faced from some parties was undeserved. She believes that athletes can definitely balance media coverage with training.

While speaking to Radio 5 Live, Karen argued that the culture of training for diving in the UK IS “very different” to that of China and Russia and those Olympic athletes could still perform well at the Olympic Games despite being in the public eye. 

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