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Team GB's Tom Daley And Matty Lee Have Won Gold At The Tokyo Olympics

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Team GB's Tom Daley And Matty Lee Have Won Gold At The Tokyo Olympics

Great Britain's Tom Daley and Matty Lee have won the gold medal in the men's synchronised 10 metres platform at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The duo finished with 471.81 points having never dropped out of the top two and took the Olympic title 1.23 points ahead of China, with the Russian Olympic Committee third.

It is Daley's third Olympic medal after he won bronze at both the London and Rio Games - but the first time he's won gold.

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The pair started well after an inward one-and-a-half somersault pike in the first round and were still in the lead with two rounds left.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

China's low score of 73.44 points in the fourth round left the route open for Daley and Lee to win gold - where they scored 93.96 with a backwards three-and-a-half somersaults pike.

A fifth dive - a reverse three-and-a-half somersaults tuck - earned 89.76 points to put the pressure on China ahead of the final round.

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The British pair were 1.74 points ahead and an impressive forward four-and-half somersault tuck earned them 101.01 points and China could not catch them with their final effort.

The win comes shortly after Adam Peaty made history when he became the first British swimmer to retain an Olympic title in the final of the men's 100 metres breaststroke.

While he was unable to break his own world record of 56.88 seconds, the 26-year-old from Uttoxeter stormed to Team GB's first gold of Tokyo 2020 by clocking 57.37 seconds, the fifth fastest time in the event's history.

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After the win, he spoke to the BBC in a poolside interview moments after where he dropped the f-bomb twice. We're sure everyone will forgive him.

Speaking to the broadcaster, he said: "I haven't felt this good since 2016, it just means the world to me. I didn't have the best preparation of my life. But you throw that out the window.

"That's really what it takes to be an athlete. It's not who's the best all year round, it's who's the best on the day."

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Topics: Entertainment News, olympics

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