Divers Tom Daley and Daniel Goodfellow from Great Britain earned the third position in the men’s synchronized 10 meter event at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
With this, GB has now earned its fourth medal for this year’s Olympics. The victory came after a suspenseful final jump, when the British swimmers were successfully elbowed Germany out.
Their reactions were immensely dramatic, as they celebrated their victory screaming and jumping into the pool.
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As reported by People, Daley and Goodfellow bagged the bronze medal after scoring 444.45. On the other hand, USA achieved silver with David Boudia and Steele Johnson scoring 457.11 and China’s Chen Aisen and Lin Yue bringing glory to their nation by earning a gold medal with a score of 496.98.
Daley and Goodfellow had waited until the last minute to secure the 86 points required to finish third.
Speaking with ITV News following their nail biting victory, Daley said he and Goodfellow had felt “insane pressure.”
“I mean it was just insane…We’re a new partnership and we didn’t even expect to qualify…to come away with a bronze medal, we’re just so, so happy,” Daley said.
Daley had also won an individual bronze medal in the 2012 London Olympics. With this feat, he becomes the first British diver to bag more than one Olympic medals. He has a chance to win another medal later next week in an upcoming individual event.
The divers’ performance was lauded by viewers as well.
“Priceless moment for @TomDaley1994 & @DanngGodfellow // so happy for them #TeamGB,” one Twitter user wrote.
Another said, “Congratulations @TomDaley1994 and #DanielGoodfellow you did a fantastic job!!!”
Daley’s and Goodfellow’s success along with Ed Ling’s bronze in the trap shooting event has enabled Britain to earn the 10th position in the medal table.
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