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Rio Olympics: Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow claim diving bronze for Team GB

Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow have claimed Team GB's fourth success in less than 24 hours after a nervous wait to confirm their last dive was enough to secure bronze at the Rio Games.

The pair hugged before having a celebratory splash in the pool as they learned they had claimed third place in the men's 10-metre synchro event.

The diving success comes after a historic win for Adam Peaty, who took gold in the men's 100 metres breaststroke, a silver for Jazz Carlin in the women's 400 metres freestyle and victory for Ed Ling, who blasted his way to a bronze medal in the men's trap shooting,

Back home on the family farm in Wellington, Somerset, Mr Ling's father Steven, who is his coach, said they were "ecstatic" after Ed clinched his first Olympic medal.

The 33-year-old missed out in the Athens and London Games, but had been in fine form in the run-up to this year's competition, his father said.

Surrounded by family members in celebratory mood, he told the Press Association: "It's really nail-biting but this is the pinnacle of it now - his first Olympic final and first Olympic medal.

"He's been shooting unbelievable for the last 14 months. Last year he won every single event he entered. He has just been phenomenal, his head is very, very strong."

Mr Ling said he, his wife Carol, son Theo, daughter Bev and Ed's wife Abbey had cracked open a bottle of champagne on seeing his success, but not before some nerve-wracking viewing.

The 63-year-old said: "It's worse watching than it is actually pulling the trigger. Trust me, I'd rather be shooting than watching."

He said his son had been focused on Olympic success - but was also keen to make sure things were okay at home on the farm, and will probably return to the UK in the next few days.

He said: "I think he wants to come back to the farm and he wants to come back to the family.

"He generally does all the spraying, it's harvest time so we've got corn to cut and he will probably want to see his corn being cut. I've not told him the truth the last few days - we've been cutting corn.

"I think every day I have spoken to him in the morning or at night he said, 'what's the weather like, have you started yet?'. I've said, 'no, it's still raining'.

"I wanted him to be focused out there, not worrying about what's going on. It is very much a mental game."

Wesley Hann, 55, who runs the Brook Bank Clay Shooting Ground in Cheddar, where Ed has been training for around two decades, spoke of his pride at seeing him secure a medal.

He said: "We are really, really pleased - we watched it on a crappy old internet connection in Sicily but we are really pleased for him.

"I've known Ed since he was a child, he's always had a great talent for it and he's been able to capitalise on that. He's been very calm and very focused, he's not been like an erratic, temperamental lad.

"He's an excellent example of a sportsman, really, he could turn his hand to any type of shooting. A gifted chap - talented and a pleasure to shoot with."

He added: "I'm sure he's got the aptitude and the time to take the gold medal over the next 10 years. He doesn't like the heat so Rio was never the best place for him to perform."

Peaty's win set a new world record.

The 21-year-old stormed to victory in 57.13 seconds, smashing his own world record for the second time in two days to scoop Britain's first men's swimming gold in decades.

As the historic victory sank in he said: "I did it for my country because that means so much to me."

The swim was followed minutes later with glory for Carlin.


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