Tom Daley qualifies for Olympic 10m diving semi-finals with personal best

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Tom Daley has qualified for the Olympic 10m diving semi-finals finals with a personal best.

Daley qualified for the semi-final without even needing all six dives tonight.

He had been technically assured a place in the next stage of the competition with his score of 474.65 after five dives.
A final score of 97.20 meant his overall score of 571.85 was also a personal best.

Daley scored, in his six dives, in order, 88.00, 88.20, 96.25, 103.60, 98.60 and 97.20.

Just moments before Daley qualified, the Team GB women’s hockey team, including a married lesbian couple, won gold. 

Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh played in the match against the Netherlands this evening, becoming the first married lesbian couple to jointly win an Olympic gold medal.

Daleywho won a bronze medal with Daniel Goodfellow earlier this week in the synchronised diving finals.

He earlier this week voiced his concern after the diving pool at Rio 2016 which turned green was closed.

Pictures of the water in the diving pool led to a mass speculation as to the dramatic change in colour earlier this week.

Two runners from New Zealand and America made a lovely gesture to one another at the Rio,helping each other to the finish line after they both fell.

An Italian open water swimming star earlier this week become the first Italian Olympic athlete at the Rio 2016 games to publicly come out as gay with an inspirational message about acceptance.

A record number of out LGBT Olympians took to Rio this year to participate in the games, but none were from Team Italy.

Tom Bosworth – a race walker for Team GB – tweeted a photo of himself proposing to his boyfriend on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro earlier this week.

Bosworth and his boyfriend were the second gay couple to engaged at this year’s games, after a rugby sevens player was proposed to by her girlfriend.

At the weekend, a Brazilian judo champion came out publicly as gay in an interview during the Rio Olympics.