Tom Daley and Daniel Goodfellow secure bronze in Rio

Tom Daley and Daniel Goodfellow have won a bronze medal in the men's synchronised 10m platform at the Rio Olympics.

They claimed Team GB's fourth medal of the Olympics on the third day of competition by edging out Germany in a tense final jump.

Aisen Chen and Yue Lin claimed China's fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal in the event, while David Boudia and Steele Johnson secured the silver medal for USA.

Daley, 22, said he and Goodfellow had not even expected to qualify for the Olympics, having worked together for less than a year.

Speaking to ITV News, Daley described the "insane pressure" the pair had felt while competing.

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Goodfellow, a 19-year-old from Cambridge, who moved into Daley's home in London in the build-up to the Games, said he knew they were under pressure, but tried to "block everything else out and focus on my dives".

Daley told ITV News the medal win had given him a boost as he prepares for his individual event next week.

"I'm ready to go into that individual competition, give it my all and take gold from the Chinese," he said.

Following the diving victory Daley's fiance Dustin Lance Black, who has been supporting him in Rio, tweeted his congratulations to the pair.

Meanwhile Daley thanked his supporters after an "amazing and fun night".

After the result, Goodfellow described how he was almost forced to quit the sport following a shoulder injury at the turn of the year.

He was required to undergo surgery for a paused nerve at Christmas time, and even considered retirement before being picked for the Olympic squad.

Daley will take part in the Men's 10m platform on Friday 19 August.

Team GB's medal tally on day three of the Olympics stands at four: one gold, silver and two bronze.