Tom Daley and James Denny clinch Commonwealth silver

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Tom Daley and James Denny came from behind in thrilling fashion to claim an unlikely silver medal in the synchronised 10m platform at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh.

Short notice

Daley a World, European and Commonwealth Champion at the same discipline in the individual event, teamed up with Denny at relatively short notice ahead of the Games, and with the pair lagging in last place, they produced a final effort which was rewarded with a score of 95.46 to lift their overall tally to 399.36 points, enough to clinch them the silver medal.

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Australian duo of Domonic Bedggood and Matthew Mitcham did enough with their own last dive to edge Daley and Denny to gold by a mere 0.18 points.

The medal by the pair was the sixth of the diving competition for Team England, with a further two more Commonwealth titles available tomorrow in the women's 3m springboard and the men's 10m platform, which sees the defending champion Daley back in action.

Team England success

Earlier in the day, England's Jack Laugher and Chris Mears kept Team England's gold rush flowing, when they claimed gold in the 3m synchronised springboard.

Laugher and Mears clinched the title with a points tally of 431.94, with Australia's Matthew Mitcham and Grant Nel finishing in silver medal position on 403.14.

Laugher a former World and European Junior Champion, scored 449.90 for his six dives to take gold in the 1m springboard on the opening day of the diving competition, ahead of the Australian pair of Matthew Mitcham who claimed silver and Grant Nel who finished in the bronze medal position.

Tom Daley goes for gold tomorrow in the 10m platform

The 19-year old from Harrogate, followed that up last night with silver in the 3m springboard after being edged out by Ooi Tze Liang from Malaysia.

However he put that disappointment behind him alongside best friend Mears, with three of their six dives being scored in the eighties, to clinch the Commonwealth title and complete what has been a tremendously successful games for the diving sensation.

Other medal medal winners for Team England in the diving so far include, Alicia Blagg and Rebecca Gallantree who combined to win the 3m synchronised springboard on Wednesday, while Sarah Barrow and Tonia Couch claimed silver in the women's synchronised 10m platform.

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