Fourth for Tom Daley and Daniel Goodfellow at World Championships
The British duo had qualified for Monday night’s 10 metres synchronised platform final in second place behind China.
Great Britain pair Tom Daley and Daniel Goodfellow had to settle for fourth place in the men’s 10 metres synchronised platform final at the World Championships in Budapest.
The duo were looking to add to the Olympic bronze won in Rio last summer, and had qualified for Monday night’s final in second place behind China.
They were lying fourth after four dives but a poor entry from Goodfellow in the penultimate round resulted in a score of 63.72, which left the Britons out of contention for a podium place.
Gold went to Chinese pair Chen Aisen and Yang Hao with a 498.48, while Aleksandr Bondar and Viktor Minibaev secured silver for Russia with 458.85.
Bronze was won by a score of 440.82 by German duo Patrick Hausding and Sascha Klein, while Great Britain’s final tally was 418.02.
Earlier, Grace Reid and Katherine Torrance finished fifth for Great Britain in the 3m synchronised springboard final, where China again took gold, with silver for Canada and bronze going to Russia.
Despite missing out on the podium, fourth place sees Daley and Goodfellow secure a place in the 2018 World Series competition.
“I am not too disappointed,” Daley told BBC Sport.
“We haven’t 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 is set to compete in the individual 10m competition on Friday when he will be aiming for a third world title.
On Tuesday, Lois Toulson, who won silver in the mixed 10m platform with Matty Lee over the weekend, competes in the women’s individual 10m competition.
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