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Masters of falling: Daley and Goodfellow dive into British Olympic history

The synchronised diving duo take bronze in the men’s 10 metre platform dive in late-breaking success after six rounds

The first the Maria Lenk aquatic centre knew of Tom Daley and Daniel Goodfellow’s bronze medal in the 10 metre platform dive was a screeching cry from the Team GB coach Jane Figuero a microsecond before the arena itself erupted.

For Daley and Goodfellow, the pursuit of the leaders had come down to the very last knockings, the final dive of 36 in a gruellingly high-end competition. Picked out for a moment against the grey fuzz of the evening sky, they paused, charged and hurled themselves into a final back 3.5 somersault pike, producing under extreme pressure a genuinely beautiful moment of plunging synchronicity.

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