How old is Tom Daley? How many Olympic diving medals has he won and how long he's been with Matty Lee
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Tom Daley and Matty Lee claimed a stunning gold in the synchronised 10 metres platform in Tokyo.
The nerveless 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 was Team GB’s second gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics after Adam Peaty’s brilliant 100m breaststroke triumph.
How old is Tom Daley?
Tom Daley is now 27. He represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics where he was Britain's youngest competitor, age 14,
He then competed in the Olympics in London in 2012 when he was 18 and won the bronze medal for Great Britain in the individual competition.
At the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Daley and Daniel Goodfellow won a bronze medal in the synchronised 10m platform. Daley also set an Olympic record score in the individual 10m platform during the first qualification round, but struggled with entries in the semi-final and did not qualify to the final.
Who is Matty Lee?
Matty Lee is a 23-year-old British diver from Leeds.
He is a two-time European junior champion on the 3-metre springboard.
He won the silver medal in the mixed 10-metre synchronised platform event at the 2017 World Championships. and at the 2019 World Championships.
When did Tom Daley and Matty Lee start diving together?
Lee first partnered with Tom Daley in the men's synchronised 10-metres platform in 2018. At the 2019 World Aquatics Championships held in Gwangju, South Korea, Lee and Daley finished in the bronze position in the 10m synchro.
At the 2021 FINA Diving World Cup held in Japan as an official test event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Lee and Daley won gold in synchronised 10m platform.
How did they win Olympic gold?
The pair started well after an inward one-and-a-half somersault pike in the first round and continued their form to lead with two rounds left.
China’s poor dive – a score of 73.44 points was ranked sixth in the fourth round – left the route to gold open for Daley and Lee.
They scored 93.96 in the fourth round with an impressive backwards three-and-a-half somersaults pike to take charge.
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.
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.