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British Diver Tom Daley wins Bronze Olympic medal in 10m Platform, continues to knit

British Diver Tom Daley wins Bronze Olympic medal in 10m Platform, continues to knit

Tom Daley Diving - Olympics: Day 15

Great Britain’s Tom Daley has won the bronze medal in the men’s 10m platform at Tokyo 2020.

The 27-year-old from Plymouth started the final in great fashion and led the competition at the halfway stage ahead of China’s Cao Yuan and world champion Yang Jian.

But despite a series of impressive dives which scored him more than 90 points each, he had to settle for third place with an overall score of 548.25.

Tom Daley Diving - Olympics: Day 15
Bronze medalist Thomas Daley of Team Great Britain poses during the medal ceremony for the Men’s 10m Platform Final on day fifteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on August 07, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

It is Daley’s second medal of the Tokyo Games after he clinched his first Olympic gold in the synchronized 10m platform alongside Matty Lee last week.

It is also his first individual Olympic medal since he won bronze at London 2012, and his fourth overall after his bronze in the 10m synchronized with Daniel Goodfellow at Rio 2016 – the first British diver to win as many.

The decorated diver has been a star of a different sort at these Olympics, too: During downtime at the diving venue, he’s been knitting and then sharing his creations on an increasingly popular Instagram page.

Cameras caught Daley knitting IN THE MIDDLE of his competition!

Tom Daley Diving - Olympics: Day 15
Thomas Daley of Team Great Britain is seen knitting before the Men’s 10m Platform Final on day fifteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on August 07, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Tom Daley on his Olympics journey

Of his Bronze win, Daley said, “I am so happy that this Olympics has gone the way it has. I feel like a different athlete, I feel like I’ve been through so many different things over the years.

“At the end of May, I didn’t even know if I was going to make it to these Games. I tore my meniscus and had knee surgery, I always dreamed I’d be fit enough to come back and dive at these Olympics.

“If someone had told me I was going to win a gold and a bronze, I probably would have laughed in their face.

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Tom Daley Diving - Olympics: Day 15
Thomas Daley of Team Great Britain is seen knitting before the Men’s 10m Platform Final on day fifteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on August 07, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

“I owe this medal to so many people. I’m standing on the podium but there are so many people behind the medal.

“Once you’re in the final, that’s what I love. I love competition when it counts, there was great competition with the two Chinese divers, they pulled away when I missed it a little bit on the fourth dive.

“I’m extremely happy to come away with another Olympic medal.”

Tom Daley Diving - Olympics: Day 15
Thomas Daley of Team Great Britain looks on in the Men’s 10m Platform Final on day fifteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on August 07, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Daley won Team GB their 60th medal at Tokyo 2020 with little more than 24 hours of action to go, as they now sit fourth on the medal table with 19 gold, 20 silver and 21 bronze medals.

More photos of Tom Daley and his Bronze medal performance

Tom Daley Diving - Olympics: Day 15
Thomas Daley of Team Great Britain is seen knitting before the Men’s 10m Platform Final on day fifteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on August 07, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Tom Daley Diving - Olympics: Day 15
Britain’s Thomas Daley checks the score board after completing a dive to take bronze in the men’s 10m platform diving final event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo on August 7, 2021. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
Tom Daley Diving - Olympics: Day 15
Britain’s Thomas Daley competes in the men’s 10m platform diving semi-final event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo on August 7, 2021. (Photo by ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP via Getty Images)
Tom Daley Diving - Olympics: Day 15
Britain’s Thomas Daley towels himself dry after completing his final dive to take bronze in the men’s 10m platform diving final event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo on August 7, 2021. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
Tom Daley Diving - Olympics: Day 15
Thomas Daley of Team Great Britain is seen knitting before the Men’s 10m Platform Final on day fifteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on August 07, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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