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Tom Daley wins gold in 10m platform

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24/7

Tom Daley successfully defended his Commonwealth 10m platform title with a near faultless performances at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh.

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Daley, who claimed two-gold medals in Delhi four-years ago crushed the rest of the field with an overall points tally of 516.55, to win by a margin of 82.85 over Malaysia's Ooi Tze Liang who finished in silver medal position on 433.70 while Canada's Vincent Riendeau secured bronze with 429.25.

Daley a World, European and Olympic bronze medalist at the same discipline, added gold to his silver in the 10m synchronised on Friday when he teamed up with James Denny.

The pair were lagging in last place, when 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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Daley's win in the last event of the competition gave Team England an overall medal haul of 10 from 10 events, including four gold, with Hannah Starling claiming bronze in the women's three-metre springboard earlier in the evening.

After an almost perfect display by the 20-year old from Plymouth, Daley expressed his delight at winning another gold for his country.

"It was a lot better than this morning, I got into it a little bit quicker

"The back twister was better, but still not as great as I wanted it to be. The front four and a half was not as good as it was this morning,but there are still lots of positives and I'm really happy to retain the title."

Tom Daley in action

More success

England's Jack Laugher was the most significant contributor towards the team's medal haul when the 19-year old won two-golds and a silver.

Laugher teamed up with best friend Chris Mears to take gold  in the 3m synchronised springboard with a points tally of 431.94.

He also won gold and silver in the 1m and 3m individual springboard respectively to complete a dominant display at the 20th Commonwealth Games.

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