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Pictures: Tom Daley misses out on medal in Diving World Series at London Aquatics Centre

19:39 28 April 2014

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Great Britain's Tom Daley at the FINA Diving World Series event at the London Aquatics Centre. Pic: PA Wire.

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Britain’s Tom Daley could not recreate his Olympic heroics as he failed to medal in the men’s 10 metre platform final at the FINA Diving World Series, held at the London Aquatic Centre.

Great Britain's Tonia Couch. Pic: PA WireGreat Britain's Tonia Couch. Pic: PA Wire

Now Daley’s training base, Sunday’s semi-final and final presented the 19-year-old with his first competitive action at the venue since he took bronze at the London 2012 Olympics.

But a total score of 525.45 was only good enough for fifth place in a fiercely contested and high-scoring final.

Having achieved the third-highest total in qualifying for the final, Daley produced good scores for five out of his six dives, although he was the only finalist not to score 100 or more for an individual effort.

It was his second dive, a back two-and-a-half somersault with a two-and-a-half twist, that once again proved problematic.

Tom Daley in a spin as he completes a somersault mid-dive. Pic: Isabel Infantes.Tom Daley in a spin as he completes a somersault mid-dive. Pic: Isabel Infantes.

His lowest semi-final score had come from the same dive and Daley could not improve on that in the evening, scoring just 61.20 for the effort - a score that effectively ended his chances of finishing in the medals.

The gold went to China’s dominant Yang Jian, who had qualified with ease before leading every step of the final and setting a new world-record in the process, with his compatriot Chen Aisen in silver and Ukraine’s Oleksandr Bondar taking bronze.,

There was also to be no British medal in the women’s 10 metre platform event as Tonia Couch came last.

Having taken synchronised silver on Friday, Couch could not add individual success as London 2012 gold medallist Chen Ruolin of China repeated her success.

The mostly British crowd get behind their hero. Pic: Isabel Infantes.The mostly British crowd get behind their hero. Pic: Isabel Infantes.

Canada’s Meaghan Benfeito taking silver and bronze going to Pandelela Rinong of Malaysia with Ruolin’s victory meaning China have won all 12 women’s events of the 2014 World Series to date.

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