Aquatics

Daley wins first international medal with new synchro partner Lee

TOM DALEY took his fledgling diving partnership with Matty Lee to a new level on Friday evening by winning a silver medal at the FINA World Series event in Montreal.

It was their first international medal as a pair, having finished fourth in the opening two legs of the World Series last month.

They scored 412.20 points to finish behind China’s Hao Yang and Junjie Lian.

Daley and Lee particularly impressed in their final two dives, scoring 83.64 and 88.80 points.

Afterwards Daley said: “Overall we’re pretty happy with that result but performance wise there were still a lot of things we wanted to do better.

“Our third and fourth round dives weren’t up to the standard we’d like to compete at and we were quite low down in the competition. But then when we got to the fifth round dive we knew we could still get back in there if we nailed it and so the last two dives took us from sixth to second, to come away with silver.”

Lee added:  “I’m very happy with the silver – it’s our first international medal so that’s a big achievement for us both.”

Daley will be back in the pool on Sunday when he dives in the individual event and the three-metre mixed synchro with Grace Reid.

Meanwhile, Plymouth divers Aidan Heslop and Euan McCabe are this weekend competing at the Dresden International Youth Meet in Germany.

 

 

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