Tom Daley wins the FOURTH Olympic medal of his career as he claims bronze in 10m platform final, with Chinese pair Cao Yuan and Yang Jian taking gold and silve
Tom Daley missed out on the Olympic gold he has long coveted in the men’s 10 metres platform event as he settled for bronze despite a near-faultless display in the final.
Daley topping the podium alongside Matty Lee in the synchronised competition was one of the most enduring feelgood stories of Tokyo 2020 as he ended a 13-year wait for glory at the Games, but solo success continues to be elusive.
He led at the halfway stage after three successive 90-plus points scores but dipped below that standard of excellence with an 80.5 from his armstand back three somersaults with pike, which saw him slip off the pace.
While Daley rallied in his last two dives, an overall score of 548.25 was only good enough for a third-place finish as Cao Yuan (582.35) took the gold medal, with Chinese compatriot Yang Jian (580.4) collecting silver.
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Tom Daley won the bronze medal in the 10m platform as China claimed a famous one-two
It is Daley’s second medal of these Games after his gold in the 10m synchronised competition
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