Tom Daley has won the first Olympic gold medal of his career in a stunning display at the Tokyo 2020 Games.
The British diver competed alongside fellow Team GB member Matty Lee in the men’s synchronised 10m platform event, which saw them move to the top of the leaderboard after four dives.
They have broken a 21-year-long first place grip on the event by China, with Cao Yuan and Chen Aisen taking silver on the podium.
“I still can’t honestly believe what is happening. That moment, being about to be announced as Olympic champions, I was gone. I was blubbering,” Daley told BBC Sport.
Tom Daley and Matty Lee scored a total of 471.81 points for the event.
Daley’s husband Dustin Lance Black congratulated the pair following their win.
— Dustin Lance Black (@DLanceBlack) July 26, 2021
Tom Daley first competed in the Olympics in Beijing back in 2008 aged just 14 years old.
He then scored bronze medal placings in the individual and synchronised 10m events at London 2012 and Rio 2016 respectively.
Daley’s Olympic gold medal joins his European, World and Commonwealth gold titles, completing a set for a diver at the top-most level of the sport.
Elsewhere, Team GB swimmer Adam Peaty also took home the gold in Tokyo in the men’s 100m breaststroke event.
In winning, he became the first British swimmer to defend an Olympic title at the event.