Tom Daley wins gold medal at Commonwealth Games

Nick Duffy August 2, 2014
bookmarking iconBookmark Article

Tom Daley has picked up a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.

The diver was competing today in the 10m individual platform, as the defending champion, following his victory at the last games in Delhi four years ago.

Daley took home 516.55 points after the dive, while out Australian diver Matthew Mitcham came fourth with 420.00.

It is Daley’s first gold medal of the Games, following a silver in the 10m synchronised dive with partner James Denny yesterday.

Mitcham picked up a silver in the 1m springboard event on Thursday, a second in the 3m synchronised event earlier on Friday with partner Grant Nel, and a gold in the 10m synchronised event with partner Dominic Bedggood.

He also took home a sliver medal yesterday, in the 1m springboard event.

Yesterday’s 10m synchronised dive marked the first time in Commonwealth Games history that two out athletes have taken gold and silver medals in one event.

Last week, Daley denied claims that he would retire from diving after the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The 20-year-old diver, who won bronze at London 2012, dismissed claims that he would turn his back on the sport because of a fear of failing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

He added: “Rio in 2016 is still my ultimate goal. But how far I go on after that really depends on how long my body holds out. Some divers last until they are 38, some until they are 22. I just have to listen to my body and then play it by ear.

Related topics: Australia, Australia, Commonwealth Games, diver, diving, England, matthew mitcham, Scotland, Sport features, tom daley

Click to comment

Swipe sideways to view more posts!


Loading ...