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Tom Daley shines to qualify second for Platform final

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13 October - Day Ten Morning Session

England’s Commonwealth Platform Synchro gold medallists Tom Daley and Max Brick are in the hunt for individual medals from the 10m after reaching this afternoon’s final.

World champion Daley was in red-hot form this morning, scoring a massive 502.55 to finish second by 9.15 from Australia’s Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham and ensure he dives second-last in the final.

Daley’s third dive (Inward 3 1/2 Somersaults Tucked) brought four 10s for a score of 94.4 and the 16-year old also topped 85 points for his first (Back 2 1/2 Somersaults, 2 1/2 Twists Piked) and second (Forward 2 1/2 Somersaults Piked) efforts.

Meanwhile, Brick qualified in fith place, scoring 443.25 for his six dives.

The 18-year old started slowly in India with 60 for his first dive (Forward 3 1/2 Somersaults Piked) but quickly recovered, scoring 81.6 for his second effort (Inward 3 1/2 Somersaults Tucked) and 81.0 for his final dive (Back 2 1/2 Somersaults, 2 1/2 Twists Piked).

Earlier in the morning, three divers from the home nations comfortably progressed to this afternoon’s Women’s 3m Springboard.final.

British champion Rebecca Gallantree led the way, scoring 274.3 to qualify sixth while Synchro team mate Alicia Blagg progressed ninth with 259.05.

Scotland’s Grace Reid, who finished fourth at the European Championships, was lying fifth but missed her final dive (Reverse 2 1/2 Somersaults Tucked) to score 271.70 and qualify seventh.

For full results Click Here. To view the home nations medals so far Click Here.

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    6.00am 13th October 2010
    John Norman from Christchurch, Dorset

    Good performance from Tom and Max, and from Rebecca, Alicia and Grace. Good chance of a few medals today!

    Bring on the finals!

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