When Does Tom Daley Dive In The Individual 10m Event? Times And Schedule For Tom Daley's Rio Olympics Medal Hopes

Won bronze in the event at London 2012.

17/08/2016 14:29 | Updated 22 August 2016

Tom Daley is returning to the Rio Olympic diving pool for the 10m men’s platform Friday night.

The 22-year-old from Plymouth won a bronze medal in the event four years ago in London and has already tasted success in Rio.

The timings for the event are (in UK time):

  • The preliminary round begins at 8pm on Friday.

  • The semi-final begins at 3pm on Saturday.

  • The final will take place at 8.30pm on Saturday.

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Gold medal hope: Tom Daley looks to the scoreboard following the Women's 3m Springboard Final on Day

Daley was bested by Bo Qiu of China in second place, with Team USA’s David Boudia taking the gold.

He also competed in the same event in Beijing in 2008, finishing seventh. 

Daley will be hoping to add to the bronze he also took earlier in this year’s games.

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Daley and Goodfellow wait to hear their results
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The pair celebrate their bronze win

He and Dan Goodfellow came third in the 10m men’s synchronised platform event.

Other Team GB divers have also had success in diving events.

Jack Laugher won silver in the men’s 3m springboard and then went one better and came first in the synchronised 3m springboard alongside Chris Mears.

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Jack Laugher with his silver from the men’s 3m springboard

Daley will be pleased to hear that he will no longer be diving into the murky green water which previously sat in the diving pool.

He was among those who tweeted their confusion at the water’s bizarre metamorphosis.

The pool was drained and refilled at the weekend.

According to the New York Times, someone mistakenly added 160 litres of hydrogen peroxide to the water.

The blunder neutralised the chlorine’s ability to kill “organic compounds”, which may include algae. 

Hydrogen peroxide is effective as a pool cleaner but not when used in conjunction with chlorine.

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