Aquatics

Daley returns from World Series event Kazan with three bronze medals

TOM DALEY bagged two bronze medals on the final day of the FINA World Series event in Kazan on Sunday.

Having already won a bronze in Friday’s men’s synchro competition with Matty Lee, the Plymouth world champion went on to claim third place finishes in the 10m individual event and mixed three-metre synchro with Grace Reid.

Daley, who had won individual gold in the previous series leg in Canada, dived steady throughout the final but Russia’s Bondar and China’s Yang were diving big and had pulled away on the leader board early on.

Daley saved his best to last – his sixth round dive scored an impressive 102.60 points to take his total to 520.40 points. That was the only dive to score more than 100 points in the final.

In the end he finished just 2.20 points behind Bondar in second, with Yang taking gold.

Daley then went straight back into the pool for the three-metre mixed synchro with Reid.

After the opening two rounds, the GB pair were ranked second, but they had to settle for third with China and Australia beating them.

Moving into the later rounds of the final the gold and silver medal positions ended up being a dogfight between Australia and China, with the former coming out on top.

Daley and Reid eventually finished with a score of 304.14 and bronze to add to their synchro silver at the Montreal leg.

The London Aquatics Centre will host the fifth and final of leg of the series this coming weekend.

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