OLYMPICS LONDON 2012: Relaxed Daley ready for final focus
GREAT Britain diver Tom Daley was satisfied after qualifying into the final of the 10 metres platform at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
After sneaking into the semi-finals, qulafying in 15th place from 18 divers, the 18-year-old progressed to the final in fourth place.
And Daley put this down to the tight, changeable nature of diving, and insisted that any medal in the individual event is a huge success.
READY: Tom Daley will be relaxed and ready to make his assualt on the gold medal after qualifying
"That's diving for you - anything can happen," said Daley.
"David Boudia, from the USA, and I both qualified near the bottom for the preliminaries, but we are near the top of the table. The Chinese have been very consistent, though.
"It is sad to see Matthew Mitcham go out. I am not just diving for a bronze medal - bronze is almost gold as the standard of diving is so high."
Daley admits he is aware of the improvements he needs to make if he is to medal or better his seventh place from Beijing 2008.
But he intends to relax as he prepares for the biggest night of his career to date.
He said: "There are a lot of things that I know I can do better - for example the back twist and arm stand, so I hope to improve my score even further.
"I will go back, take a nap, chill, have lunch and write my diary about what happened in the semi-final."
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