DALEY’S A WORLD BEATER
TOM DALEY made a triumphant return to action by winning the three-metre springboard synchro alongside Jack Laugher at the World Junior Diving Championships in Adelaide, Australia.
In his first appearance since winning an emotional bronze medal at the London Olympics, Daley secured his first junior world title and continued a stellar year that has also seen him crowned European and World Series platform champion. Victory was Laugher’s second title in as many days after he won the individual 3m springboard on the opening day of competition on Monday.
Daley and Laugher blitzed their rivals with a score of 338.85. Russian duo Ilia Kuzmin and Maxim Popkov were their closest challengers, 30.83 behind.
Daley’s rare appearance on the springboard marked a possible future direction for the Plymouth diver after he and Laugher only began training together for the synchro after the Olympics.