World Aquatics Championships: Tom Daley & Dan Goodfellow fourth in 10m synchro

From BBC - July 17, 2017

Britain's Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow missed out on a medal at the World Championships, finishing fourth in the men's synchronised 10m platform final.

They qualified from the preliminaries in second place but looked well short of their best in the final in Budapest.

The pair scored 418.02 points, behind Germany in third (440.82), Russia (458.85) and winners China (498.48).

Earlier, Grace Reid and Katherine Torrance finished an impressive fifth in the women's synchronised 3m final.

Daley and Goodfellow won bronze together at the Rio 2016 Olympics, but have both struggled with injuries this season and a poor penultimate dive cost them a chance of bronze.

"I am not too disappointed," Daley told BBC Sport. "We have not trained together since the last World Series event [in April] and we only missed one of the 12 dives over the course of the day, so there's lots of positives to take."

Daley, who won world titles in 2009 and 2015, will return for the individual 10m competition on Friday and the mixed 3m synchronised event on Saturday, while Goodfellow will take part in the team event on Tuesday.

"I have had quite a bit of injury problems and have not been able to do the volume from 10m," Goodfellow told BBC Sport. "I am just looking forward to getting back into the gym and getting fit again."

Strong display by Reid and Torrance


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