Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow have won the bronze medal in the Men’s 10m synchronised diving final finishing behind China and USA in first and second respectively.
China led from the first dive and there was no way there were going to surrender that lead landing a series of near perfect dives.
China’s Lin Yue and Chen Aisen won gold with a score of 496.98, almost 40 points ahead of USA in second.
The USA pairing of Steele Johnson and 2012 Olympic Men’s 10m platform champion David Boudia scored consistently throughout the competition with their final dive, a back 2 1/2 somersaults with 2 1/2 twists scoring their highest marks and pretty much guaranteeing them the silver medal.
The real battle was for bronze. After mistakes by both Germany and Great Britain early in the competition it came down to the last dive with Daley and Goodfellow coming out on top by just six points.
This bronze medal is Goodfellow’s first medal in his first Olympic Games with Daley adding this to the bronze he won in the individual competition in London four years ago.
Both Daley and Goodfellow now have a long wait until the 10m individual platform competition with the preliminaries being held on Friday 19 August and the semi finals and finals taking place on the penultimate day of competition on Saturday 20 August.
The remain positions were Germany in fourth, Mexico in fifth and Ukraine in sixth. Russia were punished after making a few mistakes finishing in seventh with the Brazilian pairing propping up the standings in eighth.