Tom Daley's Fans Rush To Congratulate Him On Bronze Win In Latest Olympic Diving Event

He also set a Team GB record, becoming the first British diver to win four Olympic medals.

Tom Daleyโ€™s fans rushed to congratulate him after he picked up a bronze medal in the menโ€™s 10 metre platform event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Saturday.

Despite a near-faultless display in the final, Tom missed out on the individual gold he has long hoped for in the event.

However, he set a Team GB record as he has become the first British diver to win four Olympic medals.

Bronze medalist Tom Daley of Team Great Britain poses after the medal ceremony for the Men's 10m Platform
Bronze medalist Tom Daley of Team Great Britain poses after the medal ceremony for the Men's 10m Platform
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Tom previously finished third in the 10m platform in London 2012 and synchronised 10m platform in Rio in 2016, and picked up gold alongside diving partner Matty Lee in the menโ€™s synchronised 10-metre event last week.

While Tom rallied in his last two dives in Saturdayโ€™s final, an overall score of 548.25 left him in third-place, with Cao Yuan (582.35) took the gold medal, with Chinese compatriot Yang Jian (580.4) collecting silver.

He was flooded with messages from fans on Twitter, as โ€˜Congratulations Tomโ€™ began trending on the social media site.

Tomโ€™s husband Dustin Lance Black shared his pride at his win, tweeting: "Are you kidding me?! Another Olympic medal! Two for two! So so so proud of you my love! Now bring those medals home my sweet champion."

Following his bronze win, Tom told the BBC: โ€œIโ€™m so happy. Back in May I didnโ€™t know if I would make it to the Games. If someone had told me then Iโ€™d win a gold and a bronze I would probably have laughed in their face.

โ€œIโ€™m extremely happy with a gold and a bronze and Iโ€™m so overwhelmed with all the love and support back home.

โ€œIt was close all the way through (the final) with the Chinese pair but they pulled away from me in the fourth round.โ€

The 27-year-old is keeping an open mind about his future after his successful Games in Tokyo.

โ€œIโ€™m going to take a break now but Iโ€™m feeling better, I feel like Iโ€™m a different athlete, so weโ€™ll see,โ€ he added.

The Games have also seen Tom become nearly as famous for knitting as his diving, after he was seen with his needles and yarn while watching events in the crowd.

Earlier this week, Tom modelled a commemorative Olympic cardigan heโ€™d made while participating at Tokyo 2020.