Tom Daley Snags Gold At World Diving Championships, Dustin Lance Black Cheers Him On

Tom Daley snagged a gold medal to become the world champion in the 10 meter platform dive, this weekend at the final for the World Aquatics competition in Budapest.

This is a massive triumph for the competitive diver, who was eliminated in the semi-finals of the same event at the Rio Olympics last year.



O M G I am world champion!!! Now time for that long overdue honeymoon @dlanceblack VLOG to come tomorrow guys!!!!

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From The BBC:

Daley, who won his maiden world title at Rome 2009 when he was just 15 years old, led the standings in the 10m event from the first round. He then delivered five further stunning routines to secure gold. 

"It's been such a tough year getting over that competition in Rio," said Daley.

"Today the Olympic champion was never going to let me have it easy but I wanted to fight until the very end and I really wanted to prove a point.

"I'm just so happy with the way it turned out. My score was a personal best and I think it would have got the gold last year at the Olympics.

Cheering Daley on, was husband Dustin Lance Black, who shared on Instagram:





Very sweet!

Later on YouTube, Daley shared a vlog about the experience:







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