London 2012 - Daley misses out on victory

Sun, 24 Apr 21:22:00 2011

Tom Daley recorded his highest ever international score at the Mexican leg of the Diving World Series - but it wasn't good enough for him to end with 10m individual gold.

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The 16-year-old travelled to South America less than a week after winning 10m synchro gold with Pete Waterfield at the Sheffield World Series leg while also finishing an agonising fourth in the individual event.

Daley opened his campaign in Mexico with Waterfield in the 10m synchro coming home fifth before turning his attentions to the individual and ensuring he closed the World Series with a medal.

The world, European and Commonwealth champion posted an impressive score of 562.80 but that was only good enough for silver with China's Bo Qiu who taking gold with 582.45.

Mexican Rommel Pacheco gave the home crowd something to cheer about collecting bronze with 540.90 points with Waterfield finishing in the same place he and Daley did in the synchro - fifth.

Elsewhere in the women's 10m synchro final Rebecca Gallantree and Megan Sylvester were also two places off the podium in fifth.

And Ben Swain, who continues to recover from a serious injury, and Nick Robinson-Baker followed suit finishing fifth in the 3m synchro.


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