Leeds-born diver Matty Lee has won a gold medal along with Tom Daley in a nail-biting men’s synchronised 10m platform event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The pair put a stop to China’s 20-year hold on the event that dates back to 2000. In what was Daly’s fourth Olympic Games, the 27-year old diver was overjoyed on the podium along with Yorkshire’s Matty Lee.
The duo scored 471.81 beatings out of China’s Cao and Chen, who scored 470.58. The duo scored 471.81 beatings out of China’s Cao and Chen, who scored 470.58. As the pair landed their dive the commentators could be heard shouting “That is itThat is Olympic gold.” as they realise the pair had pulled off a perfect dive.
Daly spoke to BBC Sport saying “I still can’t honestly believe what is happening… That moment, being about to be announced as Olympic champions, I was gone. I was blubbering.”
Hopefully, Lee’s gold medal is the start of Yorkshire’s run of golds. Earlier this week a meme was in circulation from the 2012 Olympics when Yorkshire athletes had enough medals to come 11th in the medal charts if God’s Own Country was in fact a country.
We’ve already had a range of medals on the mantle with Bradley Sindley taking silver in Taekwondo and Tom Pidcock taking gold in mountain biking!
Come on Yorkshire!