Great Britain's Tom Daley has failed to qualify for the final of the Olympic 10m platform diving competition. The 22-year-old from Plymouth was in stunning form during the preliminaries, progressing with the highest points tally, but endured a nightmare semi-final and ultimately finished in last place.
Daley subsequently admitted he was "heartbroken" after suffering a shock elimination. The London 2012 bronze medalist finished with a score of 403.25, which was a stark contrast to the personal best of 571.85 he set in the preliminary round.
"It's really hard to accept. I've worked so hard," he told the BBC. "Yesterday I scored the highest score ever in an Olympic Games. Today it wasn't meant to be. That's what diving does sometimes. I truly am heartbroken because I feel like I am in the peak physical condition and I could have won tonight."
Despite his disappointment, Daley - who won a bronze medal in the 10m synchronised event in Rio with partner Dan Goodfellow - suggested he would compete again in Tokyo in four years' time. "I'm so happy with how GB have done, so proud to be part of it and I wanted to be able to stand on top of that podium, so it will be another four years' hard work," Daley shared.