BECKHAM'S ENCOURAGING WORDS

Associated Press Published: August 12, 2012
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Teenage British diver Tom Daley has revealed that he received some words of advice from David Beckham.

Daley told reporters that Beckham had sent him text messages to encourage him after he didn't do so well in the 10-meter synchronized platform dive last week.

"It was just over text. After my synchro he wanted to wish me well and say, 'Keep your chin up'," Daley says. "He was asking me the right questions to make me think about actually it's not that bad and I can come back in the individual event," Daley says.

He did, too, taking a bronze medal Saturday.

— Sylvia Hui — Twitter http://twitter.com/sylviahui

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