Diving

British diving star Daley finally wins gold, pairing for victory in 10m synchro

Britain's Tom Daley and Matty Lee have won gold in men's 10-metre synchronized diving, ending any chance of a sweep by China at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

Canadians duo Riendeau, Zsombor-Murray fifth

Veteran diver Tom Daley of Great Britain is overcome after winning gold in the men's synchronized 10m platform event on Monday. (Getty Images)

Britain's Tom Daley and Matty Lee have won gold in men's 10-metre synchronized diving, ending any chance of a sweep by China at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

Daley and Lee sealed their victory with a brilliant final dive and received one perfect 10 from the judges. Every other mark but one was a 9.0 or 9.5.

Daley and Lee finished with a total score of 471.81 points, edging China's Cao Yuan and Chen Aisen by a mere 1.23. It was the first Olympic gold for Daley, long the star of British diving. He had previously claimed a pair of bronze medals.

The Canadian pair of Vincent Riendeau and Nathan Zsombor-Murray, both from Montreal, finished fifth. Riendeau, 24, and Zsombor-Murray, 18, finished with a score of 405.00.

Canada's Nathan Zsombor-Murray and Vincent Riendeau compete in the men's synchronised 10m platform final on Monday in Tokyo. (Getty Images)

The Chinese team had a strong final dive, waiting at the edge of the pool for their scores to be posted. When the marks went up, the British contingent in the mostly empty stands erupted in cheers. Daley and Lee, watching nervously from the pool deck, pumped their fists and embraced when they realized the gold was theirs.

The bronze went to Russia's Aleksandr Bondar and Viktor Minibaev with 439.92.

WATCH | Canada finishes fifth:

Riendeau, Zsombor-Murray place fifth in 10m platform synchro final

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Canada's Vincent Riendeau and Nathan Zsombor-Murray finished the men's 10m platform synchronized event in fifth place with a total score of 405.00. 6:57

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