Tom Daley enjoys most successful World Series ... and insists he can do even betterApril 29, 2019
Tom Daley enjoyed his most successful FINA Diving World Series ever in Canada – but insisted he could do even better.
The World Champion won his first individual World Series gold in four years as he topped the podium in the Men’s 10m Platform at the third leg of the competition in Montreal, Canada.
And he added two silvers to his weekend’s work after finishing second in the Men’s 10m Synchronised Platform alongside Matty Lee while he was runner-up with Grace Reid in the Mixed 3m Synchronised Springboard.
Daley last won an individual FINA Diving World Series gold in the men’s 10m platform in 2015, when the competition was last staged in London.
He led from start to finish in the 10m Platform at the Centre Sportif du Parc olympique de Montréal and took top spot with an impressive total of 550.05 – 12.45 clear of China’s Jian Yang who took the silver with a score of 537.60.
Daley said: “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.
“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.
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— FINA (@fina1908) April 28, 2019
“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.”
The victory leaves him in second spot in the individual rankings for the 2019 FINA Diving World Series title on 46 points – six behind Yang and 15 clear of Russia’s Aleksandr Bondar (31 points).
Jack Laugher also added a silver medal to Great Britain’s Montreal haul, as he finished second in the Men’s 3m Springboard.
His score of 508.85 left him 28.8 behind China’s Siyi Xie but he was a comfortable 13.15 points ahead of the bronze medallist, China’s Yuan Cao.
Great Britain are currently third in the overall rankings for the 2019 FINA Diving World Series on 66 points.
China lead the way on 81 points and Canada are second on 69 with two legs of the competition remaining.
The penultimate round takes place in Kazan, Russia, from 10-12 May, while the final leg is taking place at the London Aquatics Centre from 17-19 May.