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World Aquatics Championships: Tom Daley & Dan Goodfellow fourth in 10m synchro

Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow

Britain’s Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow missed out on a medal at the World Championships, finishing fourth in the men’s synchronised 10m platform final.

They qualified from the preliminaries in second place but looked well short of their best in the final in Budapest.

The pair scored 418.02 points, behind Germany in third (440.82), Russia (458.85) and winners China (498.48).

Earlier, Grace Reid and Katherine Torrance finished an impressive fifth in the women’s synchronised 3m final.

Strong display by Reid and Torrance

Rio Olympian Reid, 21, and Torrance, 18, have only been diving together for six months and the result secures them a place in next year’s World Series competition.

They are Great Britain’s new pairing following the retirement of Rebecca Gallantree and Alicia Blagg’s decision to focus on her studies in the United States.

“We’re absolutely over the moon,” Reid told BBC Sport. “We’re a like-minded, very competitive pair and give it our all every day which showed in that performance.”

Torrance added: “It’s a little bit wild out there and I was pretty nervous in the morning [preliminaries], but the result is a big vote of confidence as we’re not a massive way behind the rest of the world.”

Both will return for the individual 3m event on Thursday.

On Tuesday, mixed 10m platform silver medallist Lois Toulson returns for the beginning of the women’s individual 10m event.

Goodfellow is also expected to join World Championships debutant Robyn Birch in the team event, which Daley and Gallantree won gold in two years ago.

Source: BBC

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