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London Olympics day fourteen

In the women's 4x100 metre relay, the USA smashed a world record that has stood for more than 25 years. For Britain their golden touch seems, temporarily, to have deserted them.

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Tom Daley targets first Olympic medal

Tom Daley's coaches and teaching staff say they are "buzzing with excitement" in the hope that the Olympic diver will follow in his class-mate's footsteps and return to his home city with a gold.

All eyes will be on Tom Daley who is competing for his first Olympic medal Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

The 18-year-old diving sensation is fancied to be in with a shout of a medal when he competes in the men's 10m diving platform, with crowds expected to turn out in force to watch Daley's efforts on a big screen in Plymouth city centre.

Jon Rudd, director of swimming at Plymouth College, said: "Knowing Tom and his coaching team, and the preparation they have put in, there is no-one better to win a gold."

Daley made his Olympic bow in Beijing four years ago, as a 14-year-old diving prodigy, and success since then has seen national confidence in Daley blossom.

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