Olympic diver Tom Daley feeling comfortable with "scary" twist dive

British diver Tom Daley speaks to the media as the Commonwealth Games Baton arrives at St Aubins Harbour on May 11, 2014
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Olympic diver Tom Daley reveals that he feels more comfortable with the "scary" twist dive heading into the Commonwealth Games.

Olympic diver Tom Daley has revealed that he is feeling more positive about doing the troublesome twist dive after undergoing therapy to overcome his fear.

The 20-year-old admitted that he was "terrified" of the dive after scoring 61.2 for the move during the World Series in London, where he finished fifth overall back in April.

Two months later, the Brit has insisted that he feels more comfortable with the dive as he prepares to lead a 15-strong Team England into the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next month.

Daley told reporters: "It's always a scary dive for me, but it's definitely getting a lot better. I'm feeling a lot more comfortable with it than I was, say, at the beginning of the year.

"The only way to overcome a fear is to confront it. The more you do something, you can't maintain that level of anxiety constantly. If you kept someone in a room with spiders, they'd be terrified to start off with, but you can't stay that terrified forever."

Daley, who won gold medals in the 10m platform and platform synchro in the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, told Sports Mole that he expects the Australian, anadian and Malaysian divers to provide tough competition.

Tom Daley in action during the 15th FINA World Championships on July 28, 2013
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