Tom Daley thanks fans for support on Good Morning Britain after winning bronze medal
Tom Daley has thanked his fans for their support after winning the bronze medal in Rio for the men’s synchronised 10m platform event.
Speaking on a video recorded for Good Morning Britain, Daley said: “Hi everyone at Good Morning Britain. I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the support.
“It was absolutely amazing out there today and to think we came home with a bronze medal, it’s just surreal, so really happy with it and yeah massive thank you for all the support and my individual event is on the 19th and 20th of August so hopefully I’ll go out and do another good performance then.”
Daley and diving partner Dan Goodfellow snatched third place in a tense final few minutes, after the pair were scheduled to dive last.
They were visibly delighted when their efforts scored an 89.64, meaning they had overtaken Germany’s Patrick Hausding and Sascha Klein to win third place.
Favourites Lin Yue and Chen Aisen, of China, won gold by a significant margin; while US team David Boudia and Steele Johnson won silver.
Daley has become one of the Team GB’s most famous athletes after taking part in Beijing 2008 aged just fourteen. Daley went on to win bronze at London 2012’s individual 10m platform event.
Since his breakout sporting success, Daley has gone on to appear in several television series, including two series of ITV’s Splash!, in which he provides expert advice to celebrity divers.