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Dan makes a splash in Rio


By Ben Comber


Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com - 08/08/2016 - 2016 Rio Olympic Games - Diving - Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Great Britains Tom Daley and Daniel Goodfellow win Bronze in the Mens Synchronised 10m Platform Final.
Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com - 08/08/2016 - 2016 Rio Olympic Games - Diving - Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Great Britains Tom Daley and Daniel Goodfellow win Bronze in the Mens Synchronised 10m Platform Final.

Cambridge diver Dan Goodfellow clinched a Bronze Medal in Rio with his 10m synchro partner Tom Daley.

Team GB Factfile - Dan Goodfellow

Event: 10m synchronised

Age: 19 (19.10.1996)

Born: Cambridge

Hometown: Cambridge

Club: Plymouth Diving Club

Previous Games attended: None

Major achievements: ECh: silver (10m synchro) 2016.

The pair were last to dive in an agonisingly close competition, but they kept their heads and managed to leap over Germans Sascha Klein and Patrick Hausding to take third for Team GB.

At just 19 this is Dan’s first Olympics. He’s gone a long way since leaving Parkside Pool and the Cambridge Dive Team for Plymouth, where he trains with the national team.

The pair have only been training together since October, and recovering from an injury that ruled him out of the Commonwealth Games, Dan has shown incredible resilience and huge potential for future development.

The pair managed to get their own back on the German diving pair who just beat them to the gold at the European Championships in London in May.

The 10m synchro was Dan’s only event at the Rio games, giving him a short break before getting back on the board to train for next year’s World Championships in Budapest.



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