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Daley claims first World Series gold in four years

Daley claims first World Series gold in four years
By Sportsbeat

29/04/2019 at 11:47

Tom Daley is on the top step of the podium once more – and the best news is that the 24-year-old believes he is still not yet back to his best.

On Sunday in Montreal, the two-time Olympic bronze medallist tasted World Series victory for the first time in four years.

His performance in the Men's 10m platform was a reminder that his best days on the board may be still to come – a score of 550.05 paving his way to gold.

And after holding off some of the best Chinese divers in the world and leading throughout the competition, Daley truly announced his return after taking last year off to focus on parenthood.

"I'm really, really happy to come away with a gold medal at the World Series and it's always great to be up against the Chinese and competing with them," he said.

"When it comes to my diving performance I feel there are a few dives in there that I could have done a lot better, so it wasn't my best performance, but I'm really happy with the way things turned out, leading throughout the competition."

Tom Daley of England looks on during a diving training session ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on April 4, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.

Tom Daley of England looks on during a diving training session ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on April 4, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.Getty Images

Competing at the Centre Sportif du Parc Olympique de Montréal, Daley had already won silver alongside Synchro partner Matty Lee, and would go on to win another in the Mixed 3m Synchro alongside Grace Reid.

After a slightly shaky start, Daley and Reid pair found their form, delivering a pair of high quality dives in the final two rounds to secure silver, one better than the bronze medals they won in Japan and China.

Daley added: "This is my most successful World Series weekend ever, with two silvers alongside Grace and Matty and a gold. My best performance at a World Series before was either three bronzes or just one gold, so it's nice to win a World Series again for the first time since 2015."

There was also a silver lining for Jack Laugher as he finished second in the Men's 3m Springboard on Saturday, improving on two bronze medals in the opening two legs of the series.

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