Tom Daley claimed the fourth Olympic medal of his career as he won the bronze
in the 10m platform final.
The Brit put in a brilliant performance to finish on the podium as Chinese pair Cao
Yuan and Yang Jian won gold and silver.
Daley had been leading halfway through the event but made a slight error on his
fourth dive to open the door for Yuan and Jian, who both took full advantage with
high scores in their final two dives.
Daley now has four Olympic medals to his name over three Games, competing in four
in total despite still being just 27-years-old.
Each finalist had six dives at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre and Daley was in gold medal
contention throughout with the Chinese superstars, Cao Yuan and Yang Jian.
It was a final of immense quality, but that trio were clearly the ones who would share
the podium when the diving finished, notably a cut above the rest of the competition.
Cao proved to be unbeatable, though, with three dives of over 100 points in his six
attempts, which was an incredible return.
26-year-old Cao won the gold in 10m synchro back in London 2012 and gold in the
3m springboard in Rio, completing a trio of golds in three different disciplines.
He is the reigning world champion in 10m platform after gold at Gwangju 2019 and
adds the Olympic title to his immense CV
Daley adds this bronze to the gold he won in the synchronized 10m platform with
Marry Lee, helping Team GB continue their impressive performance in Tokyo.
Great Britain sits fourth in the medal table as the Games nears its conclusion, only
behind China, the USA, and host country Japan.