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Leon Taylor
Leon Taylor
Olympic Silver Medallist
Leon Taylor won Silver at the Olympic Games in Athens with Peter Waterfield in the 10 metre synchronised platform and was 6th in the individual event.
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Date of Birth 2nd November 1977
Place of Birth Cheltenham
Event 10 metre individual and 10 metre synchronised platform diving
Achievements Silver medal at the Olympic Games in Athens with Peter Waterfield in the 10 metre synchronised platform and 6th in the individual event. Bronze medal in the synchronised competition at the 2005 World Championships and 6th in the individual event A full list of Leonís achievements can be found at www.leontaylor.co.uk
Aim To win a gold medal in the 2008 Olympic Games at Beijing. This will be Leonís 4th Olympic Games.
Height 1 metre 78 centimetres
Weight 76 Kilos
Club City of Sheffield Diving Club
Coach Adam Sotheran
Interests Travelling, stand up comedy and the cinema. Seeing places while competing in sport is difficult due to the competition schedules. Leon has recently been to Australia and Bali and in 2003 had four weeks backpacking in South Africa. His favourite comedian at the moment is Russell Brand and his favourite film in 2007 so far was Transformers as he remembers playing with the toys.
About Leon Taylor
Leon is currently studying part time at Sheffield Hallam University.  This allows him to train full time at the Ponds Forge Leisure Centre for the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008.  He aims to go one better than his silver medal in Athens 2004.  So find out what he has been up to.


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