TOM STRIKES GOLD Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow win diving gold at Commonwealth Games in synchronised 10m event

It was an incredible achievement for Daley, who had to withdraw from Saturday's individual event due to injury

13 April 2018 - 08:42

TOM DALEY and Dan Goodfellow have won a diving gold at Commonwealth Games.

The pair impressed judges with their dives in the synchronised 10m platform event.

The pair brandish medals for the Men's Synchronised 10m Platform event

 There was delight for Tom Daley and his partner Daniel Goodfellow as they added another medal to their bumper collection
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There was delight for Tom Daley and his partner Daniel Goodfellow as they added another medal to their bumper collection
 Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow have won a diving gold at Commonwealth Games
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The Olympic bronze medallists scored 405.81 points to grab gold ahead of Brits Matthew Dixon and Noah Williams, both 17, who scored 399.99.

Dad-to-be Tom had to withdraw from Saturday's individual dive due to a hip injury.

The event would have marked a bid for his third straight Commonwealth gold.

Despite a poor final dive, Daley and Goodfellow were left celebrating.

 Dad-to-be Tom had to withdraw from Saturday's individual dive due to a hip injury
 
Dad-to-be Tom had to withdraw from Saturday's individual dive due to a hip injury
 The pair impressed the judges enough to win the gold medal in Australia
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The pair impressed the judges enough to win the gold medal in Australia

Daley told BBC Sport: "I didn't know if I was going to be able to compete so this medal means a whole lot to me.

"I know I've won medals in the past but it's been a smoother journey to get to those competitions whereas this has been a really rough and rocky ride.



"It was a close call as to whether I would be pulled from the synchro as well. As a competitor I want to do everything possible to compete. I had massage, compression, ice baths... I did everything I could to get myself in best possible shape."

Goodfellow added: "He has been struggling all week but it shows what a great competitor he is.

"We only did our dives two days ago so we didn't know what would happen."

Dixon and Williams were the last to dive, and despite being unable to knock their teammates off the top spot they were delighted with a silver medal.

Australia's Domonic Bedggood and Declan Stacey placed third.

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