Meldreth diver Dan Goodfellow envisages bright future with world champion Tom Daley

Dan Goodfellow and Tom Daley. Paul Sanwell/OP Photographic

Dan Goodfellow and Tom Daley. Paul Sanwell/OP Photographic - Credit: Archant

Meldreth diver Dan Goodfellow believes there is more to come from his blossoming partnership with world champion Tom Daley after the pair took 10m synchro gold in bizarre circumstances at the British National Diving Cup in Southend over the weekend.

The pair ended up being the only two competitors in the event after rivals Matty Lee and James Denny pulled out following a power-cut at the venue.

They still managed to earn their best score of 82.08 with a back three and half somersaults in their sixth and final effort.

Goodfellow and his nationally-renowned partner Daley will reach the 2016 Games if they can place in the top-four of nations who have not already qualified at the Rio World Cup next month, a test event for the summer spectacular.

As well as placing in the medal standings for the 10m synchro, the 19-year-old also took bronze in the individual 10m platform event.

On Tuesday, Goodfellow was one of 15 divers named in the Great Britain squad to take part in the preliminary event from February 19-24.

Following the event, Goodfellow, who trains at Daley’s local pool in Plymouth, said: “I’ve been thrown in at the deep end really but my diving’s coming along quite well.

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“I’ve learnt two new dives, one being synchro with Tom. Today my individual dives could have been a lot better but it’s my first competition back [Goodfellow has missed much of the last two seasons with an elbow injury] and I know I can do a lot better than that.”