Daley battles through to 10m Final
27 July 2013
Tom Daley secured his place in the men’s 10m Platform final in seventh place.
The Olympic bronze medallist is making his return from injury and scored a total of 452.70, an improvement on the 406.40 he scored to proceed from the prelims through to the semi final.
Daley started strongly and was in second place after three dives but after uncharactistically missing his fourth and fifth dives, Daley secured his spot with an impressive final dive.
"I’m through to the final, that’s the main thing but it’s been a bit of a rough morning to be honest,” Daley said. “I woke up with sore triceps and when you wake up on competition day with that it’s the worst thing that could happen because there’s so much force which goes through them.
World Aquatics Championships 2013 Day Eight
“I’ve had to work with the medical team who have been so good, after each round of the prelims they’ve been nursing me back together.
“It’s going to be a tough one and everyone’s diving so well. With this tricep injury and the preparation I’ve had after being injured all year, it’s just one of those competitions where I have to go into it and give it my best shot knowing it’s kind of a miracle to even compete.
“Of course I’d love to go and get one but in reality with the preparation I’ve had, it’s going to be very tough. I’m going to give it my best shot.”
Team mate Daniel Goodfellow finished in 28th in his World Championship debut and scored a total of 318.55.