By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2017 TexSport Publications
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (July 22, 2017) Great Britain's Tom Daley shocked the crowd at the Danube Arena in Budapest in winning the 10-meter platform final at the FINA 17th World Championships on Saturday. The 23-year-old took the gold emdal with the score of 590.95 points, knocking off 2016 Olympic Champion Chen Aisen of China, who plced second with the score of 585.25 points.
Daley, who was eliminated in the semi-finals of the same event at the Rio Olympics last year, dominated in the final to give him his second individual world title. In 2009 in Rome, he won his first individual world title at the age of 15. Earlier in these championships, he combined with fellow Brit Grace Reid to win the silver medal in the mixed 3-meter springboard.
Daley is coached Jane Figueiredo. Figueiredo, who coached Russian female divers to four Olympic medals, was the diving head coach at the University of Houston for 23 years.