In an NBC Olympics profile, British diver Tom Daley talks about his father's passing at 40 and coming out gay.

The 22-year-old Daley won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and is making his third Olympic appearance in Rio.

“I couldn't wait to compete in front of my mom and dad at the 2012 Olympics in London,” Daley says in the segment. “I trained harder than ever. But my dad was sick. A year before the games, he died. He was 40. I was 17.”

“But in tragedy I found strength. I know he was watching over me.”

As the camera pans over pictures of Daley and fiance Dustin Lance Black, a Hollywood screenwriter, Daley says, “I love this man.”

“Love can make you want to shout from the rooftops. But when I turned on my camera to share the news, doubt and fear crept in,” Daley said of the video he recorded in 2013. “But I found the courage to come out and speak my truth.”

In Rio, Daley and Daniel Goodfellow won a bronze medal in the synchronized 10m platform.