British diver Tom Daley's preparations for the Rio Olympics 2016 seem to be on track as he won a silver medal in the final Diving World Series (DWS) event of the season in Kazan that took Great Britain's medal count to four. Daley, who won bronze with fellow countryman in the 10-metre synchro, finished 18 points behind winner Chen Aisen at the competition's fourth leg in Russia. It was in this discipline that he finished third in the 2012 London Olympics winning a bronze medal for his country.
Speaking on the official FINA/NVC Diving website, Daley said: "There are still things that I have to improve but I'm very happy with the silver medal. It was fun to battle against Chinese divers to see who actually can come up on top. This is the last chance to compete against them before Rio. That's exciting and nice to know that going into the Olympic Games I can be very close to the Chinese," as quoted by the Guardian.
This performance ensured that Daley secured the overall No 2 ranking for this series which is a boost ahead of the Olympic Games. The 21-year-old has not set his sights that far preferring to focus on the European Championships which take place in London next month.
"It will be a very special competition. I live in London, train in London, It will be great to have all friends and family being there and watching my performance. But it's going to be tough, there are many strong European countries, especially in men's diving - Ukraine, Russia and Germany in particular."
Daley took to Twitter to express his happiness saying: "Really happy with the way the World Series is gone, splitting the Chinese to finish with a silver medal tonight."
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