Daley happy with return to world 10m platform podium

Daley happy with return to world 10m platform podium

02 August 2015 / 19:01

Tom Daley recovered from a shaky start to claim his second medal at diving World Championships in Kazan.

Daley, who won the mixed team title with Rebecca Gallantree earlier in the week, returned to the podium in his specialty 10m platform event with a bronze, six years after he won the world title in Rome.

It means Great Britain finished the championships with four medals - their most successful return, following bronzes for Jack Laugher and Chris Mears in the 3m synchro and Laugher in the individual 3m springboard.

Defending champion Qiu Bo and Olympic champion David Boudia took gold and silver and Daley - who missed an attempt at his new Twister dive early in the competition - completed the podium.

And he vowed to swap the places around next year in Rio.

"I'm really happy with that bronze because I did make it as hard as possible for myself with that second dive," Daley told British Swimming

"I've learned to persevere, stick at it and keep going because you never know what can happen in competitions.

"It came down to the last dive when we were on the same score but I quite like that competition pressure - I find it fun. I said to Jane [Figueiredo, coach] before the last dive that this is what I like and this is the fun bit for me. I just knew whatever he did, I'd have to do it better.

"It's interesting to see the same three people on the podium today as at London 2012. It looks like we've still got it and we just need to shuffle around for next year and hopefully I can end up on top." 

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