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Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow miss out on medals at FINA World Diving Championships

By CambridgeIndependent Reporter

Meldreth diver finishes fourth in Budapest

One dropped dive across two rounds proved costly for Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow as they missed out on a medal in the 10m synchro diving at the FINA World Championships in Hungary.

Meldreth-based Goodfellow and Daley had qualified in second place, and after the third round of dives in the final, were in fourth.

But the British duo, who won bronze at the Rio Olympics, dropped marks in the fifth round as they could only score 63.72 for their back three-and-a-half somersaults piked.

And at the culmination of the competition, they ended up in fourth place with 418.02.

“I think following on from winning a medal in Rio, we always approach a competition expecting a medal and wanting to win a medal and we know we can get medals,” Goodfellow told British Swimming.

“Our preliminary performance was really good.

“Yes, it’s a shame with one dropped dive across the prelims and final we were 20 points shy, and that cost us the medal.”

And Daley said: “There were lots of positives that we can take from the competition, our distance from the board was better, our front 4½ has been consistently good.

“It’s a change of lists in terms of what order we are doing our dives in so that ultimately affects things.

“We don’t normally finish in that dive. But no plenty of positives, so pretty happy overall.”


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