SEA LIFE London Aquarium has honoured Olympic diving legend Tom Daley with a penguin tribute.

A penguin has been named after Olympic legend Tom Daley

A penguin has been named after Olympic legend Tom Daley

The aquarium's newest penguin resident has been named Daley in celebration of the remarkable accomplishments of the Olympic gold medallist.

To commemorate Daley's fifth Olympics at Paris 2024, the penguin will proudly sport a gold fixed-wing bird to mirror his golden achievements of the athlete.

Tom himself has given his seal of approval by commenting, 'Omg I want to meet the little guy', on SEA LIFE London's Instagram post. He also shared a picture of his penguin namesake on his own Instagram Stories.

Daley was also presented with a knitted penguin toy in homage to Tom's passion for the hobby that was ignited during the pandemic.

SEA LIFE London Aquarium's General Manager, Catherine Pritchard, said: "From the podium to Penguin Point, we're thrilled to honour Tom Daley's incredible achievements with our newest resident, Daley the penguin. This is our special way of celebrating his inspiring spirit and unwavering dedication as he prepares for Paris 2024.

"We look forward to our visitors spotting Daley the penguin splashing about and diving at the London Aquarium, while also wanting to take the opportunity to extend an invite to Tom Daley himself to meet his namesake!"

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