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Daley settles for silver in Berlin

ESPN staff
August 23, 2014
Tom Daley secured silver with a total of 535.45 © Getty Images

Great Britain's Tom Daley had to settle for the silver medal in the 10 metres platform final at the European Championships in Berlin.

Daley finished with a total of 535.45, second only to Victor Minibaev's haul of 586.10, which was enough to see the Russian walk away with the gold.

Daley, 20, won the same event at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow earlier in August but was unable to defend the European title he won in Eindhoven two years ago.

"I've have loved to retain my title, but I'm really pleased with the way I dived," Daley told BBC Sport. "It was a good fight until the end."

"A very long season has come to an end and I'm happy to have been able to maintain my level all the way through. Out of all three majors, that was the highest score I got out of all of them".

Germany's Sascha Klein finished third to pick up the bronze medal.

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