Tom Daley has hinted at an Olympic return after failing to make the 10m platform diving final at the Rio Olympics today.
The 22-year-old made a shock early exit from the Rio Olympics 10m platform diving, as he failed to make the finals, after winning in the preliminary heat.
Daley qualified for the semi-final last night technically without even needing all six dives, coming first with a personal best score of 571.85 overall.
But he failed to make tonight’s final, placing 18th, last, in the semi-finals today, with a score of 403.25.
The 22-year-old has already hinted at an Olympic return, telling the BBC: “I’m so happy with how GB have done, so proud to be part of it and I wanted to be able to stand on top of that podium, so it will be another four years’ hard work.”
He added: “It’s really hard to accept. I’ve worked so hard.
“Yesterday I scored the highest score ever in an Olympic Games. Today it wasn’t meant to be. That’s what diving does sometimes.
“I truly am heartbroken because I feel like I am in the peak physical condition and I could have won tonight.”
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Daley who won a bronze medal with Daniel Goodfellow earlier this week in the synchronised diving finals.
Pictures of the water in the diving pool led to a mass speculation as to the dramatic change in colour earlier this week.
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A record number of out LGBT Olympians took to Rio this year to participate in the games, but none were from Team Italy.
Tom Bosworth – a race walker for Team GB – tweeted a photo of himself proposing to his boyfriend on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro earlier this week.
Bosworth and his boyfriend were the second gay couple to engaged at this year’s games, after a rugby sevens player was proposed to by her girlfriend.