Loughborough College student Goodfellow wins Olympic bronze with diving partner Daley
Loughborough College’s Daniel Goodfellow helped add TeamGB’s fourth medal of the Rio Olympics, as he and diving partner Tom Daley claimed a sensational bronze in the synchronised 10m platform event.
The pair, who have only been diving together for a few months, were locked in a battle for third with the pairs from Germany and Mexico throughout the six rounds of dives.
But despite dropping to fifth after their fourth attempt, 19-year-old Goodfellow and 22-year-old Daley pulled off a fantastic final two dives to finish third, behind only the USA and champions China.
Elsewhere, former Loughborough College student Siobhan-Marie O’Connor sealed her place in the 200m Individual Medley final, winning her semi-final with a new British record of 2:07:57.
But sadly it was heartbreak for TeamGB’s women’s rugby sevens side, who lost their first two matches of the competition to miss out on a medal.
Having swept comfortably past Brazil, Japan and Canada in the pool stages, the team suffered semi-final defeat to New Zealand yesterday, before losing out to a resurgent Canada in their quest for bronze.
Seven of the squad were of college origin, representing Loughborough, Hartpury, Warwickshire, Bath, Seevic and Worthing.