Jack Laugher
Jack Laugher belied a disappointing semi-final showing to claim an impressive silver medal Adam Pretty/Getty Images

Talented Team GB diver Jack Laugher made it two Olympic medals in a week by claiming silver in the men's 3m springboard final at Rio 2016. The 21-year-old Yorkshireman had already made history alongside fellow European and Commonwealth champion Chris Mears by winning Great Britain's first ever diving gold in the synchronised event ahead of China and the United States.

Laugher, who hails from Harrogate, performed brilliantly in Tuesday evening's individual final and accumulated an impressive total of 523.85 that was enough to finish second behind the commanding Cao Yuan. Patrick Hausding of Germany took bronze.

That medal was Britain's 50th of the Games so far, although the chances of it happening earlier in the day looked very remote indeed as Laugher struggled through the initial stages of the competition. Having progressed through the preliminary round yesterday, he only just scraped a final berth by taking the last qualifying spot in 12th.

Next on the diving agenda is the women's 10m platform competition, in which Britain's Tonia Couch will hope to match her European silver medal won in London earlier this summer. She ranked fifth in the synchro along with Lois Toulson.

The men's event begins on Friday and will see Tom Daley attempt to add to the synchro bronze he secured with partner Dan Goodfellow at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on day three. He finished third in the individual competition in front of a partisan home crowd four years ago.