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09th Aug 2016

The Daily Mail’s Tom Daley front page has angered a lot of people

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Ben Kiely

Tom Daley won a bronze medal for Team Great Britain in the men’s 10 metre synchronised diving on Monday.

What’s missing from that statement?

You’re right. One person cannot win a synchronised event. In order to be synchronised, you need to synchronise with a partner. In this case, the other bronze medal winner was Daniel Goodfellow, but rather cruelly, the Olympic medalist was completely left off the Daily Mail’s front page story.

Both Daley – and Goodfellow – began training together last October, clinched only GB’s eighth Olympic diving medal after pipping Germany to third place in a tense finish. China’s Lin Yue and Chen Aisen, the pre-competition favourites, won gold by a comfortable margin.

Although the British public are overjoyed with the pair’s incredible achievement, the front page snub left a bitter taste in some people’s mouth. The general consensus is that only one half of the team is getting the credit they both deserve.