London 2012: Tom Daley Wins Bronze In Men's Diving 10m

Tom Daley Wins Bronze In Men's Diving 10m

British driver Tom Daley has won bronze after a dramatic men's 10m final, losing out to America's David Boudia and China's Qiu Bo.

Daley was granted a redive after being distracted by flash photography during his opening effort. His second dive got a 91.80, putting the teen in second place.

Daley's penultimate dive led the score board - leaving the top three divers separated by 0.15 of a mark at the final round, with Daley in front of Chinese diver Qiu Bo and David Boudia of the US.

Tom Daley competed in the 10m final on Saturday night

The 18-year-old led on 466.20 points, with the US's David Boudia on 466.05 and China's Qiu Bo on 466.05.

American diver David Boudia

His final dive scored 90.75, but he was beaten by Boudia, who took gold, and Bo, who took silver.

Bob Ballard, BBC swimming and diving commentator said: "All the plaudits and noise and excitement are for an 18-year-old from Plymouth. He has been through an emotional rollercoaster the last few years but you wouldn't know it by his face right now. Pure elation."

The diver's success has also been tempered with personal tragedy - in May last year his father Rob died following a long battle with brain cancer.

Mr Daley, who had accompanied his son to tournaments and become a familiar figure at the poolside, had vowed to survive his illness long enough to watch his son compete in this year's Olympics.

He had previously said of his late father: "When I jump from the board at London 2012, it will be for him."

The 18-year-old jumped into the pool with his diving team after the win.


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