Olympics 2012: Pick of the Day – Men’s Synchronised Diving 10m Platform Final

See Tom Daley dive for what could be his first Olympic gold

Diving: Men’s Synchronised 10m Platform Final


3.00pm BBC1, BBC Olympics 10

At 18, Tom Daley is going into his second Olympics. Home advantage can be a double-edged sword but, when people are shouting and cheering for you, you feel ten feet tall and bulletproof.

China are the world leaders. The diving golds are theirs to lose. But you can’t say anyone is nailed on — diving’s not like the long jump or javelin, where you take your best effort. In diving you’ve got six dives. If you mess one up, that’s it — see you in four years. In the synchronised event, if your partner goes on the G of “Go” and you go on the O, you’re out!

Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield, 31, aren’t the favourites. The Chinese — including world champion Qiu Bo — are, and they’re damn good. But they’re not unbeatable. Leon Taylor, Silver medallist, 10m synchronised platform, 2004


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