During a diving career spanning more than 20 years Leon Taylor was regarded as one of the world’s top platform divers and enjoyed sustained success on the world stage.
Leon has won medals at all major championships and participated in three Olympic Games.
He pushed the boundaries not only personally, recovering from numerous surgeries, but also those of the sport itself, by inventing “the world’s most difficult dive” a backward 2.5 summersaults with 2.5 twists in the pike position.
In 2004, Leon Taylor finally achieved his life-long ambition when, with diving partner Peter Waterfield, he won the first British Diving Olympic medal in 44 years by securing Silver at Athens.
Retiring from diving in May 2008, Leon is now an integral part of the BBC Sports Olympic coverage and has also been mentor to diving sensation Tom Daley. This latter role led him to write his first book. “MENTOR – The most important role you were never trained for” aimed at organisations wishing to engage and nurture talent through mentoring.
Leon Taylor is a much sought after motivational speaker, a Brand Ambassador for BMW, BT and Lloyds TSB.