Leon's passion for everything he does has helped him achieve sustained success at the highest level. A 20 year career in a demanding sport is a notable feat in itself. But his breakthrough successes brought diving to the attention of the British public.
Training in the pre-lottery funding era in a minority sport had its challenges. Yet at the Athens Olympics of 2004, Leon and his diving partner Peter Waterfield, managed to secure Britain's first medal in the sport for 44 years. An honour which led to new investment in the sport and the development of a new crop of British talent.