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Diver Tom Daley secures Olympic bronze

Great Britain's Tom Daley as he celebrates his bronze medal in the men's 10m platform final. Photo: Tony Marshall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Teenage diving sensation Tom Daley earned his place alongside Team GB's top athletes tonight as he won a bronze medal.

The 18-year-old looked elated as the final results were shown, jumping in the pool and hugging those around him.

The crowd in the Aquatics Centre had shown they were crazy for Daley each time he took his turn.

The roar from supporters as they screamed, clapped and cheered whenever he appeared on the platform seemed likely to raise the roof.

Daley celebrates his first Olympic medal. Credit: Tony Marshall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

But as he stood poised on the edge ready to take each dive the audience waited with bated breath and you could almost hear a pin drop.

As his scores were displayed on the board they waved Union flags and chanted "Team GB, Team GB".

Excited fans had to repeatedly be told not to use flashes on their cameras, and Daley was given the chance to take his first dive again after officials ruled that flash photography in the crowd had distracted him.

Even Louis Tomlinson from boyband One Direction did not get anywhere near as loud a cheer as he was interviewed poolside beforehand. Earlier he had shown his support to Daley by tweeting "Come on Tom!!"

David Beckham watches on from the stands. Credit: Tony Marshall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

David Beckham was also in the audience and could be seen high-fiving eldest child Brooklyn as Daley stormed to the top of the leaderboard after his fourth dive. His two other sons, Romeo and Cruz were also with him.

Tonight's result showed Daley, from Plymouth, was back to his best, after being left disappointed last week when he failed to win a medal with team mate Pete Waterfield after they finished fourth in the 10m synchronised dive.

Daley, who became the youngest ever male Olympian from Great Britain when he competed in the Beijing Games aged just 14, had said earlier that he would be delighted to get a bronze medal.

With the men's platform bronze is almost gold and then anything above that is platinum and beyond.

It's going to be very tough but in diving you just don't know what is going to happen.

Daley dives during the men's 10m platform final. Credit: Stephen Pond/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Daley punched the air with both fists and jumped up and down excitedly as he received his medal.

A wide smile was spread across his face as he beamed and looked out to the adoring crowd from the podium.

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