Dan Goodfellow 'Cropped Out' Of Front Pages With Tom Daley After Winning Rio Olympics 2016 Bronze

Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph single out household name after bronze triumph.

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If there’s one Olympic sport that requires two people to contribute equally to the performance then it’s synchronised diving.

Yet Team GB Olympic medallist Dan Goodfellow has been reduced to a footnote on two national newspaper front pages after winning bronze with Tom Daley with a dramatic last dive.

Here’s the pair - who have only been training together since October last year - doing their incredible thing.

Daniel Goodfellow and Tom Daley dive for bronze in Rio
Daniel Goodfellow and Tom Daley dive for bronze in Rio
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Here are Daley and Goodfellow waiting anxiously too see if their final effort was enough to secure a podium place.

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Here they are celebrating, falling in to the pool while hugging each other.

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And here they are medalled up.


Inseparable, you might say. Well, not quite.

Here’s the Daily Mail.

Daily Mail

And here’s The Daily Telegraph.

The Daily Telegraph

Of course, Tom Daley is a household name. An Olympic star and world champion by his teens, who has a prime-time Saturday night TV show and millions of social media followers to his name.

And newspapers have late deadlines to meet: the same picture from earlier in the night was used by both in their first editions. But many pointed out that there wasn’t even a mention of the 19-year-old from Cambridge, much less a picture, and was, in other headlines, referred to as just Daley’s “synchronised partner”.

This is what Twitter had to say.

More importantly, Dan Goodfellow’s mum seemed annoyed too.

But she appeared reassured that there was plenty of coverage of her Olympian son on the inside pages.

In fact, elsewhere, the pair rightly shared the spotlight.



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