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Waterfield and Daley to stay as diving team

Tom Daley (top) and Pete Waterfield competed at the London Olympics. Credit: AP Photo/Michael Sohn

London diver Pete Waterfield will continue to partner Tom Daley up to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The 31 year-old has said that he wants to continue competing at the top level. The duo came fourth in the 10 metre platform synchronised event at this year's Olympics.

Pete Waterfield crashes out of 10m diving contest

Pete Waterfield failed to make it through the first round in the Men's 10m Platform competition.
Pete Waterfield failed to make it through the first round in the men's 10m platform competition. Credit: Tony Marshall/PA Wire

Walthamstow diver Pete Waterfield has failed to progress through to the semi-final in the Olympic men's 10m platform competition.

A shocking opening left him second-to-last after just two dives.

He proved his fighting qualities with nines for his hardest forward four-and-a-half somersaults before winning eights for a back three-and-a-half somersault.

But it wasn't enough - just as he got in touch with the top-18 he missed his penultimate dive to crash out of contention.

Waterfield was third at the World Cup at the Aquatics Centre in February but revealed nerves had got the better of him tonight.

"There was a lot of pressure with a home crowd," he said.

"Normally it makes me dive better. I didn't feel nervous until I literally stood on the board.

"That was weird. I felt good and then the nerves came on the board - you don't get time to get used to them then. Unfortunately I had a bit of a bad day."

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Waterfield selected for the Olympics.

Pete Watefield with diving partner Tom Daley
Pete Watefield with diving partner Tom Daley Credit: PA

Peter Waterfield will once again compete on the greatest sporting stage after his place at the London 2012 Olympics was confirmed today.

The Walthamstow-born diver has been selected to compete in the 10m individual and 10m synchronised event alongside diving partner Tom Daley this summer.

Waterfield confirmed his place on the squad with an impressive display at the Olympic trials in Sheffield over the weekend.

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