Daley misses medal on international debut with new synchro partner Lee

TOM DALEY missed out on winning a medal on his international debut with new synchro partner Matty Lee on Friday morning at the FINA World Series in Sagamihara, Japan.

The pair had to settle for fourth place in the men’s 10m competition, which was predictably won by China’s Yuan Cao and Aisen Chen.

The Chinese duo were a class apart in the competition, winning by 45 points with an impressive score of 465.24 points.

Russia’s Aleksandr Bondar and Viktor Minibaev were second with 420.45, with Australia’s Domonic Bedggood and Declan Stacey winning bronze with 403.53 points.

Daley and Lee made a decent start to the competition but dropped out of the medals in the second half of the event and finished with 387.93 points.

Plymouth-born world champion Daley will be hoping for better luck on Sunday when he competes in the men’s individual competition and three-metre mixed synchro with Grace Reid.

Former Plymouth diver Dan Goodfellow, though, did make a medal-winning start to his new springboard synchro partnership with Jack Laugher on Friday.

They came third in the three-metre event behind China’s Yuan Cao and Siyi Xie and Mexico’s Jahir Ocampo Marroquin and Rommel Pacheco Marrufo.

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