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.”