Great Britain's Tom Daley produced a performance above his years by winning bronze in the men's 10m platform final.

The 18 year old had qualified fourth for the final, before produced a sterling showing, which saw him lead by 0.15 points with one dive remaining.

While Daley couldn't hold onto his lead, he did snatch a medal as American David Boudia won gold, and rival Qiu Bo grabbed silver.

Tom Daley
Daley won bronze after a thrilling performance.

After finishing fourth in the 10m platform synchro alongside Peter Waterfield, who failed to qualify for the individual final, Daley could have been forgiven for feeling the effects of an Olympic near miss.

His preliminary showing suggested that the hangover from the disappointment of the synchro final still remained, as he only finished 15th, but Daley dusted off the cobwebs in time for the semi final, as he finished fourth.

And his performances continued to improve in the final, however he had seemingly got off to the worst possible start after his first effort.

Daley had recorded a score of 75.90 points, but later claimed a flashbulb had distracted him, and was permitted to repeat his first dive, and he took full advantage, propelling himself into fourth.

He sustained his position, behind Boudia, who himself had recovered from a poor first round performance, and Chinese pair Bo and Lin Ye.

But he quickly put himself in medal contention after three successive dives which earned him scores of over 90 points, leaving him first with one dive to go, as Bo and Boudia failed to match the Brit's brilliance from 10m.

The level of difficulty of Daley's final dive, meant he had to produce a faultless display, and a fourth successive score of over 90 saw him remain at the top, before Bo and Boudia dived again.

The pair were able to reply however, pushing Daley down to bronze; a result which did nothing to dampen his spirits at the end of the competition, with scenes of jubilation meeting the confirmation of his third place finish.