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Sat Aug 7, 2021, 04:41 PM

Spoiler? Tom Daley takes 10m diving bronze and uses platform for LGBTQ+ awareness

Tom Daley took the bronze medal in the 10m platform dive on an afternoon of vertiginously high-grade competition. This was a thrilling final, perhaps the finest 10m dive competition staged, with gold and silver medals decided by the final dive of Tokyo 2020.

With six breathless rounds all but completed Cao Yuan of China, a gold medallist in 2012 and 2016, needed a stellar final effort to reclaim top spot from his countryman, Yang Jian, who had just produced a jaw-dropping forward four and a half somersaults pike, the most difficult dive in the competition.

Cao nailed it to take gold by a wafer-thin 1.95pts. Daley, who had led until the fourth round, finished 32pts back from that Chinese one-two. A bronze here to go with his gold in the synchro and successes at previous Games makes Daley the first British diver to win four Olympic medals.

In the glow of victory he refused to rule out returning for Paris 2024, when he will be 30, tempted by the lure of two extra events and by the basic joy of competing.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/aug/07/tom-daley-takes-bronze-in-platform-diving-final-at-tokyo-olympics

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Sat Aug 7, 2021, 05:14 PM

1. congrats and ohm myyy.

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Sat Aug 7, 2021, 05:56 PM

2. What's the point of following "Spoiler" with the result in the title? nt

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Sat Aug 7, 2021, 06:27 PM

3. Sorry, but it was yesterday.

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