Daly in diving medal contention
Team GB's diving medal hope Tom Daley produced six high-scoring dives to comfortably reach Saturday evening's 10m platform final.
The 18-year-old wasn't at his best in the preliminaries but is now in with a chance of earning a first medal at the Games, having qualified in fourth place behind the USA's David Boudia and Chinese standard-bearers Lin Yue and Qiu Bo, who are fancied by many as hot favourites to contest the gold. Daley and team-mate Pete Waterfield finished an agonising fourth in the synchronised 10m platform event earlier in the Games, but hopes are high that the Plymouth-born star, who captured the nation's imagination when he won gold in the singles and synchro events at the Commonwealth Games two years ago, can avenge that disappointment and taste success in London. "That was a lot better than yesterday," said Daley. "That's the thing with diving, anything can happen, as you've seen with the Olympic champion not qualifying," he added, in reference to Matthew Mitcham's failure to progress to the final. "After knowing the disappointment from the synchro, I really wanted to prove a point. Last night was tough to get through all that competition but I'm happy and anything can happen."