Tom Daley and Max Brick produced a gilt-edged performance on the 10m platform as they dived to gold in the men’s synchro final this morning.
With Lord Coe among those looking on from the stands of the SP Mukherjee Aquatics Complex, the pair beat second placed Australians Matthew Mitcham and Ethan Warren by a 15.84 margin.
With their first dive in competition together for more than a year Daley and Brick built an unassailable total of 439.65.
Daley, said he and Brick had done “a lot of work” to prepare for what was a tough competition.
“To win the gold medal is amazing for us but it was our best performance to date and is deserved,” he said. “We introduced our hardest dive into our list today which was a bit of a risk but we got a massive score with a really strong team performance.”
Eighteen year-old Brick from Southampton said the pair had a “natural synchronicity” when they dived.
He said: “Throughout the entire competition I could sense we were going well, our synchro was good and the scores started to come.”
This is Brick’s first international medal but Daley adds the Commonwealth title to his world and European individual golds.
But the 16-year-old from Plymouth seemed no less excited by this than his previous accolades.
He Tweeted as much between the duo’s last dive and the medal ceremony – his comment “Wahoo, Gold! So, so, so happy!” was replete with smiley faces and 15 exclamation marks.
Both men will have a day to savour their success before taking to the board again tomorrow morning in the men’s 10m platform.