It’s GOLD for Tom Daley and Matty Lee at Tokyo 2020, with Team GB bagging their second 1st-place finish of the day.
Daley shot to stardom at London 2012 as Team GB’s diving prodigy, on the quest for a gold medal after competing at Beijing 2008 at the tender age of 14.
While the now 27-year-old has enjoyed success throughout his career, the coveted olympic gold medal has evaded him – until now.
In what was arguably his last realistic shot at winning gold at an olympic games, Daley, along with synchronised diving partner Matty Lee, have only gone and done it.
— Team GB (@TeamGB) July 26, 2021
This comes after Adam Peaty won gold in the 100m breaststroke earlier in the day, becoming the first Team GB gold medalist at Tokyo 2020. The Britons are now on a roll.
Here’s the dive that ultimately won the gold for Daley and Lee, which saw them beat their Chinese competitors by an agonising margin of just 1.23 points.
Absolutely unbelievable scenes in Tokyo!
“Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes. That’s all you need to know about that dive.”
Tom Daley and Matty Lee are in contention for a medal in the men’s synchronised 10m diving!
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 26, 2021