FINALS UPDATE: Gold for Boudia (USA), Silver for Bo (China), Bronze for Daley (GB).
In a close-fought contest, the three medallists were separated by only one point after 5 dives, Boudia snatching Gold with his final dive from favourite, Bo. Daley had dived brilliantly to secure the bronze. He'll be back. Rio here we come.
British Comedian James Corden, inspired by Tom, now in training for Rio.
After a tough prelims round last night, our hearts were in our mouths for the diving this morning. His form had been erratic and he finished in only 15th place out of 18 qualifiers. But Tom rose to the occasion brilliantly this morning, diving consistently and ending in fourth place out of the twelve qualifiers behind the two Chinese, Qiu Bo and Lin Yue and David Boudia of the USA.
Tom's points total was some 30 points less than his European title winning total earlier this season. So there's more to come, we hope. But Chinese star and world champion, Qiu Bo looks close to unconquerable. We predict gold for Qiu Bo. We hope for a medal for Tom.
Lustralboy says, whatever happens, Tom Daley has done us proud. A brilliant athlete, a likeable personality and a resilient temperament in the face of a difficult year, in and out of the pool, earn our respect and affection. Yes, GO TOM, always.
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