Tom Daley Scores a Bronze Medal with Dustin Lance Black Cheering Him On
Tom Daley and partner Daniel Goodfellow earned medals on Monday
Daley and Goodfellow nabbed third place with a score of 444.45. Meanwhile, Team USA’s David Boudia and Steele Johnson got second place with 457.11 and China’s Chen Aisen and Lin Yue took home gold with an impressive 496.98.
The 2012 gold medal in the event went to China’s Zhang Yanquan and Cao Yuan, while Mexico and USA also earned a spot on the podium in second and third place, respectively.
Daley’s fiancé Dustin Lance Black cheered him on from the stands.
“We made it! Go @TomDaley1994 and @danngoodfellow! Go #WarriorMonkey,” the Oscar-winning screenwriter wrote.
Since winning the bronze medal at the London Games in 2012, 22-year-old Daley has moved his training base to London and linked up with the Zimbabwe-born coach Jane Figuerido.
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But no matter how much preparation and training he does, Daley knows the pressure of the Olympics is a unique experience.
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“You get one shot at the Games every four years. Six dives. Mess one up and it’s over,” the Brit told Radio Times before leaving for Rio. “I will be completely chuffed with any colour medal. But you can’t go into the competition thinking you’ll be happy with silver or bronze. My mentality is to think, ‘They have to beat me,’ not ‘I have to beat them.’ I’m going to this Olympics to win.”