Daley does it again

23 March 2012 / 10:58

Tom Daley claimed his second World Series silver medal inside a week after an impressive performance alongside Peter Waterfield in the platform synchro in Beijing on Friday.

After finishing second in the individual platform in Dubai last weekend, the 17-year-old proved his Olympic medal hopes are just as strong in the synchro.

After an injury-interrupted start to the year Daley and veteran Waterfield have started to prove their world-class credentials, returning a score of 437.40 to take silver.

That represented their best international score since they claimed gold almost 12 months ago at the World Series meet in Sheffield.

They were placed fourth in the opening leg of the World Series last week before Friday's result, which saw them beaten only by Chinese duo Yanquan Zhang and Yuan Cao.

Daley, who will compete in the individual platform on Saturday, revealed his delight on his Twitter page, writing: "Silver in the world series synchro event in Beijing with Peter Waterfield - so chuffed!

"So pleased with our score and silver medal as scores were much higher....7th place score here would've got bronze in Dubai last week!"

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