Updated: 11/08/2012 21:50 | By pa.press.net

Daley through to platform final



Tom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platform

Tom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platform

Tom Daley bounced back from the shock of his near-exit to qualify for the final of the men's platform.

The 18-year-old diver showed his credentials to win a medal with a solid display to qualify fourth with a score of 521.10. And after the scare of the preliminary round, when Daley came through in 15th, his morning's work offered plenty of reassurance his confidence had not taken a decisive blow.

He showed signs of his quality and a willingness to fight when he secured his highest score of the semi-final on his back three-and-a-half somersault.

The Plymouth-diver returned to the Aquatics Centre less than 12 hours after his display on Friday night.

He started with more surety grabbing 7.5s for an opening back two-and-a-half somersaults with two-and-a-half twists that he badly over-rotated in the first round. It was only good enough for ninth though and he remained there after attracting nines on his favoured, but easiest, inward leap.

Eights followed for his armstand but by halfway the Chinese already had both posted 10s to stamp their authority on the contest.

Daley was finding it tough to reply with a big-scoring dive and got more eights for his hardest forward four-and-a-half somersaults.

With two dives remaining he was safely placed in seventh but with his back three-and-a-half somersaults to come some nerves remained inside the Aquatics Centre.

There need not have been as Daley responded in fine style with 8.5s to grab his highest points score of the morning and virtually assure his place in the next round.

He finished confidently with nines to ensure he can rest easier ahead of Saturday night's 8.30pm final, when all scores are wiped, and when the eyes of the host nation are set to fall on him.

10Comments
11/08/2012 13:43
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Doing great Tom keep it up Dad is very proud and is watching you
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Delighted to see Tom back in his speedo's.you can do it Tom so go for gold.you deserve it ****
11/08/2012 15:49
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MSN you have lost all credibility with the general public during these games by constantly allowing these dating and sugar daddy adverts to dominate the forums. People are sick and tired of it and constantly complain to you about it, do you do anything about it NO. If we mark it as spam it goes off the thread for a few minutes and it's back ON, if we report and leave a note for the moderator, it goes off and back ON in a few minutes. So what is the point of telling you, you obviously condone it, and it's not one thread it's all of them. Well look now at the number of people using the forum, its dropped by hundreds and it's your own fault

11/08/2012 16:14
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good luck matey,,,,your the best ,,sod the rest..
11/08/2012 15:45
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good luck hun what ever happens we are all proud of you x good luck enjoy the moment.
11/08/2012 16:28
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Its also digsusting that children can get access to these spam ads  by just using MSN as their browser

 

MICROSOFT claim they are the NO1 in internet security but cant get their own IE clean of it

 

Like most American corps big on self promotion domination and paying them selves massive salaries but deliver nothing of value

 

What a shower     

11/08/2012 17:05
11/08/2012 16:53
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if he wins i will streak round liverpool tomorrow ?
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Daley through to platform finalTom Daley bounced back from the shock of his near-exit to qualify for the final of the men's platform.pa.press.net2012-08-11T21:50:242012-08-11T21:50:24Tom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley bounced back from the shock of his near-exit to qualify for the final of the men's platform.The 18-year-old diver showed his credentials to win a medal with a solid display to qualify fourth with a score of 521.10. And after the scare of the preliminary round, when Daley came through in 15th, his morning's work offered plenty of reassurance his confidence had not taken a decisive blow.He showed signs of his quality and a willingness to fight when he secured his highest score of the semi-final on his back three-and-a-half somersault.The Plymouth-diver returned to the Aquatics Centre less than 12 hours after his display on Friday night.He started with more surety grabbing 7.5s for an opening back two-and-a-half somersaults with two-and-a-half twists that he badly over-rotated in the first round. It was only good enough for ninth though and he remained there after attracting nines on his favoured, but easiest, inward leap.Eights followed for his armstand but by halfway the Chinese already had both posted 10s to stamp their authority on the contest.Daley was finding it tough to reply with a big-scoring dive and got more eights for his hardest forward four-and-a-half somersaults.With two dives remaining he was safely placed in seventh but with his back three-and-a-half somersaults to come some nerves remained inside the Aquatics Centre.There need not have been as Daley responded in fine style with 8.5s to grab his highest points score of the morning and virtually assure his place in the next round.He finished confidently with nines to ensure he can rest easier ahead of Saturday night's 8.30pm final, when all scores are wiped, and when the eyes of the host nation are set to fall on him.seo_keywordsGB diving Daley Sa12Tom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platformTom Daley has qualified for the final of the men's platform

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