BREAKING NEWS: Tom Daley FINALLY Wins Olympic Gold! Team GB diver produces stunning display with Matty Lee to beat Chinese favorites on men’s synchronized 10m platform
Tom Daley knew the odds were running out and so what a moment for him to team up with Matty Lee to win his first Olympic medal on the men’s synchronized 10m platform.
The 27-year-old took bronze in both 2012 and 2016 and may have thought that was his ceiling as an Olympian.
But both Daly and Lee refused to bow to the Chinese favorites as they went toe to toe, forcing errors and ultimately coming out on top.
Tom Daley (front) and Matty Lee (back) produced a near-perfect display to win a gold medal
The British duo were moved to tears after the judges’ scores were released to confirm they had won the synchronized title
Daley (seen right) has waited 13 years to claim a gold medal after taking bronze at the previous two Olympics
Lee, who made his Olympic debut in Tokyo, showed no fear as they fought back to beat China in the final few rounds
The British duo trailed China in the first three of the six laps, but finished strongest and were deserved winners.
Making his Olympic debut, Daley and Lee faced a painful wait to take the gold when Chinese rivals, Chen Aisen and Cao Yuan, made a brilliant final dive, but they needed 9.6 to win it and failed. in to do this.
Daley was overcome with emotion at the end as Team GB burst into tears as the celebrated after the most extreme pressure in the final dives.
Daley (left) made his 2008 Olympic debut in Beijing, but had never managed to win more than a bronze medal
Team GB’s high score of 471.81 was untouchable, even with a thrilling finish through China as they watched them dive first
He is the first British diver in history to have won three Olympic medals.
The win brings Team GB’s medals at the Games to five.
Daley made his Olympic debut 13 years ago in Beijing 2008 and has finally won the top prize in diving.
China hit an excellent 470.58, but it wasn’t enough after Team GB’s stunning 471.81.
More to follow.