• Home
  • News
  • Bedggood reaches 10m platform final

Bedggood reaches 10m platform final

21 August 2016

DIVING: Australia’s Domonic Bedggood has qualified for the final of the men’s 10m platform after finishing 11th in this morning’s semi-final at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre with teammate James Connor unlucky to miss out, finishing in 15th, three places outside the necessary cut off.

“I am happy with my performance but it is a little bit of mixed emotions as so many good divers and friends didn’t make the final, but I have worked so hard for this over so many years,” said Bedggood.

“Coming into this competition, my coach and I had the goal to make the final and we have done that so I can now just relax and enjoy the experience and have fun in the final and I have nothing to lose now so I can just go out there and give it my best.”

The biggest surprise of the event was British champion Tom Daly finishing in last place, having finished first in the preliminary final yesterday with a personal best score.

“It is such an on-the-day sport, especially in an outdoor setting you just don’t know which way it is going to go,” said Bedggood.

“Even some of the Chinese missed their dives this morning and they are known as being robots so anything can happen in an Olympics and this semi-final is a perfect example.

Whilst disappointed to miss the final, reaching the semi-final and finishing in 15th place was a personal best for O’Connor at the Olympics.

“Yes I am happy that I progressed further than four years ago but disappointed to miss the Final,” said O’Connor.

“I guess it is one thing to be able to do the dives and another to be able to step up and do it consistently on the world stage.

“If I had of had a performance like I did last night, I would have been pretty close to making the Final which was obviously my goal but maybe somethings you maybe want it too much, it didn’t go my way today.

With only a matter of hours before the Olympic final, how will Bedggood spend the time?

“I will go and see my family, have a sleep here at the venue and then refocus”.

The men’s 10m platform final begins at 4pm local time.

Jo Banning

olympics.com.au

Related News

WEEKEND WRAP: A new world champion and a 43 year-old record broken

WEEKEND WRAP: A new world champion and a 43 year-old record broken

22 July 2019

It was a stellar weekend of sport for Australia, with teenage superfish Ariarne Titmus leading the charge to become the 400m Freestyle World Champion, while Catriona Bisset broke an almost 50-year-old Aussie athletics record.

Team Australia achieve more than medals at Samoa 2019

Team Australia achieve more than medals at Samoa 2019

21 July 2019

After 11 days of competition, 55 Australian athletes from 6 sports are heading home from the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games with 56 medals, a number of personal best performances, and an invaluable international multi-sport Games experience.

A golden end to Australia’s Pacific Games campaign

A golden end to Australia’s Pacific Games campaign

19 July 2019

Australia has ended their Samoa 2019 Pacific Games campaign on a high, with an athletics gold and sailing bronze on the final day of competition.

Related Games

Rio 2016

Rio 2016

Related Sports

Diving

Diving

Related Olympians

Domonic Bedggood

Domonic Bedggood

James Connor

James Connor