Wednesday , 29 January 2020

Out gay diver Tom Daley wins Commonwealth gold

Tom Daley
Tom Daley

Tom Daley has won gold in the men’s 10m platform final at Edinburgh, as part of the Commonwealth Games tonight.

The 20-year-old from Plymouth won the gold medal, with an outstanding score of 516.55.

According to the BBC, Daley performed a ‘demon dive’ – a back 2.5 somersault, 2.5 twist routine – and held the lead from the outset.

An outstanding back 3.5 somersault in his fifth dive guaranteed the gold Delay.

His margin was a whopping 82.85 as Malaysia’s Ooi Tze Liang finished second with 433.70 and Canada’s Vincent Riendeau, third with 429.25.

Out gay Aussie diver, Matthew Mitcham, finished in fourth place with a score of 420.00.

This is the third Commonwealth gold medal for Daley after he previously won two in the Delhi games in 2010, thus retaining his title.

Delay also won a bronze medal in the 2012 Olympic games.

Tom Daley holding the gold medal
Tom Daley holding the gold medal

About Dan Littauer

Dan Littauer is a journalist who specializes in LGBTI current affairs, travel writing, feature writing and investigative journalism. He is a correspondent for LGBTQ Nation, ManAboutWorld, and previously worked for Gay Star News, PinkNews, San Diego Gay and Lesbian News, Gay Middle East, Lonely Planet as well as contributing occasionally to the BBC, Al-Jazeera, CNN and The Guardian. He also had an extensive career outside journalism, which included teaching psychoanalysis and social science, and consultancy work for the travel market. When he is not busy writing, he can be spotted rambling around the stunning Scottish landscape, where he lives, spending time at home with his cat.

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