|Born||17 August 1973|
Antonio ("Tony") Pietro Ally (born Ali, 17 August 1973) is a British diver.
In his first Olympic Games he competed in the 1996 men's 3 metre springboard at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atalanta, United States. Four years later he competed in the 2000 men's 3 metre springboard and qualified for the final, finishing in 12th place. He also competed in the synchronized event with Mark Shipman and came seventh.At the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta he publicised the plight of British divers and the lack of funded support by publicly selling his British Olympic Team kit to pay off loans.
Ally competed in five Commonwealth Games winning four medals. He represented England in the springboard and platform events, at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand.This was the first of his five Commonwealth Games appearances. In 1998 he was a bronze medalist in the 3 metres springboard, at the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur. He followed this success up by winning double silver in the 2002 Commonwealth Games before going on to be the flag bearer for the English contingent at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne where he won another silver medal in the synchronized three metre springboard.
He won gold in the European Championships for the three metre event in 1999, and won silver at the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games.
His club is the City of Sheffield.
He appeared on The Million Pound Drop Live on the 8 October 2011, and lost. On the 11 August 2012, he appeared on BBC News Live programme, [ citation needed ]as part of a panel discussion about Tom Daley's diving progression. It was announced Ally now works as a strength and conditioning coach.
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