Daley and Goodfellow just miss medals in Budapest

17 Jul 2017

Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow finished in fourth place in the 10m Synchro at the FINA World Championships in Budapest.

The pair sat in sixth place after the required dives with score of 99.60 and began making good progress as they moved into fourth place in the third round after scoring 84.66 on their Inward 3 ½ Somersaults tucked.

The Brits dropped marks in the fifth round when they scored 63.72 for their Back 3 ½ Somersaults piked.

They finished in fourth place with a score of 418.02. 

"There were lots of positives that we can take a from the competition, our distance from the board was better, our front 4 1/2 has been consistently good," Daley said.

"It's a change of lists in terms of what order we are doing our dives in so that ultimately affects things, we don't normally finish in that dive. But no plenty of positives, so pretty happy overall."

Goodfellow added: "I think following on from winning a medal in Rio, we always approach a competition expecting a medal and wanting to win a medal and we know we can get medals. You saw our prelim performance and it was really good."

"Yeah it’s a shame one dropped dive across the prelims and final, we were 20 points shy and that cost us the medal."

Grace Reid and Katherine Torrance finished in fifth place after putting in a consistent performance in the 3m Synchro final. 

Reid and Torrance started the competition well and scored a total of 94.80 for their required dives. They opened their optional dives with their Front 2 ½ Somersaults 1 Twist piked and scored 66.60. 

Their best dive was the Reverse 2 ½ Somersaults piked with a score of 68.40 and finished with a total of 294.60. 

“We're absolutely over the moon with that finish,” Reid said. “We had a bit of a tough morning, it wasn't an ideal start for us but we regrouped, went back to the hotel and then this evening we came back and gave it all we had, so great result.

"I think we're really like minded, we're very competitive people and I think that showed today, we're similar in our training ethic.

"As Katherine said we're up there with the best girls in the world and that's a real asset, a real confidence booster and we'll both be able to take that forward into the individual competitions."

"It's a bit wild competing in this kind of environment, you could probably tell this morning I was a bit nervous but it's nice to know we're in there with everybody, not miles away from the big scores, definitely builds your confidence,” Torrance said. 

"Like you say, we haven't been together very long, only about six months now but it's a great pairing."