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Tom Daley and Matty Lee win GB gold in men's synchronized diving



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Britain's Tom Daley and Matty Lee hug after winning the synchronized 10m platform diving final on Monday, July 26. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)

By Ben Church, July 26 (CNN): Great Britain's Tom Daley and Matty Lee edged out hot favourites China to win gold in the men's synchronized 10m platform diving, with a score of 471.81.

Daley -- a national hero in Britain since making his Olympic debut as a 14-year-old in 2008 -- had tears in his eyes as he finally added gold to the bronze medals he won in London 2012 and Rio 2016.

His partner Lee was making his Olympic debut, but the British divers produced an impeccable performance in order to end China's winning run in the discipline that extended back to 2000.

China's impressive duo of Cao Yuan and Chen Aisen clinched silver with a score of 470.58, whilst Aleksandr Bondar and Viktor Minibaev of the Russian Olympic Committee won bronze with a score of 439.92.