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Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black celebrate diver’s Olympic bronze medal in Rio

By Will Stroude

Tom Daley added more Olympic glory to his already-stellar sporting CV after picking up another bronze medal alongside synchro partner Dan Goodfellow in Rio last night (August 8).

The pair, who only began their sporting partnership last October, produced a great final dive to bump the German pairing down to fourth and finish third behind China and the USA.

There were jubilant scenes as Tom and Dan celebrated their Olympic medal victory – their second and first respectively – and the celebrations continued into the night as Tom’s fiancé, Hollywood film producer Dustin Lance Black, publicly congratulated his husband-to-be on Twitter.

“So happy for you. So proud”, the 42-year-old wrote on Twitter, alongside a picture of the couple posing with Tom’s new bit of metal.

Daley, who previously credited Black as the reason he’s still diving, is set to compete again in the men’s individual 10m platform preliminary next Friday (August 19). The 22-year-old thanked fans for their support on Good Morning Britain this morning, describing his synchro medal position as “surreal”.

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the support”, he said. “It was absolutely amazing out there today and to think we came home with a bronze medal, it’s just surreal, so really happy with it.”

He added: “Massive thank you for all the support and my individual event is on the 19th and 20th of August so hopefully I’ll go out and do another good performance then.”


Rio 2016 has already seen the highest number of openly LGBT athletes competing in Olympic history, with 44 out and proud sportsmen and women representing their countries, including 10 gay men and one married couple.

Team GB proudly boasts the highest number of openly LGBT athletes of any competing nation, with eight. Check out when and where you can see them in action here.

We caught up with Tom Daley before he headed out to Rio to discuss sport, sexuality, and why he decided to have cameras capture every moment of his highly-publicsed coming out in 2013 – click here to read our interview with the young diving star in full.

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