Tom Daley will come back in 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 20: (L-R) Thomas Daley of Great Britain hugs his coach Jane Figueiredo after competing in the Men's Diving 10m Platform semifinal on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

After not making 10m diving semi-final, an openly gay diver has made a statement that these Olympic games definitely won’t be the last in his career. The 22-year-old made a shock early exit from the Rio Olympics 10m platform diving, as he failed to make the finals, after winning in the preliminary heat.

Daley qualified the semi-final technically without even needing all six dives, coming first with a personal best score of 571.85 overall. But he failed to make tonight’s final, placing 18th, last, in the semi-finals, with a score of 403.25. After the failure he told BBC: I’m so happy with how GB have done, so proud to be part of it and I wanted to be able to stand on top of that podium, so it will be another four years’ hard work.” It’s really hard to accept. I’ve worked so hard. Yesterday I scored the highest score ever in an Olympic Games. Today it wasn’t meant to be. That’s what diving does sometimes. I truly am heartbroken because I feel like I am in the peak physical condition and I could have won tonight.”


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