Tom Daley finally wins Olympic gold as he teams up with Matty Lee in synchro diving triumph
The nerveless duo finished with 471.81 points having never dropped out of the top two and took the Olympic title 1.23 points ahead of China, with the Russian Olympic Committee third.
It is Daley’s third Olympic medal, after he won bronze in London and Rio, but his fourth Games after his debut in Beijing in 2008 as a 14-year-old.
“I mean to finally have this gold medal around my neck after so many – I mean I’ve been diving now for 20 years and this is my fourth Olympic Games and lots of people probably would have counted me out of this Olympics being the older person but I’m in the best shape physically and mentally,” Daley, 27, told the BBC.
The moment Tom Daley and Matty Lee realised they had won Olympic gold! 🥇🇬🇧https://t.co/QL917cmMqO #bbcolympics #tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/UKbWnG4ZOe— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 26, 2021
“With the support of Matty coming into this competition and the way that we’ve been preparing, I think we’ve just had that unstoppable mentality this year and this is the first year that I’ve ever been able to think like that – that we are the ones to beat.