Tom Daley hits the bars in Soho for a ’12-hour’ drinking session with diving partner Matty Lee and Team GB stars after their Olympic success in Tokyo
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He had a successful Tokyo 2020 Olympics bringing back a bronze medal for the 10m platform dive and a gold medal for his synchronised dive with partner Matty Lee.
And Tom Daley was out celebrating on Friday after returning from the Games as he joined Matty and a host of other GB Olympic athletes for a raucous night out.
The star, 27, headed for drinks and dinner at Bob Bob Ricard in Soho before moving on to a bar in Flat Iron Square and then OMEARA club in London Bridge, for what The Sun reports was a 12-hour drinking session.
Yay! Tom Daley was out celebrating on Friday after returning to the Games as he joined Matty Lee (pictured together) and a host of other GB Olympic athletes for a raucous night out
Tom’s husband Dustin Lance Black was notably missing from the celebrations as he is currently working in Canada.
Tom looked in high spirits as he posed with Matty, 23, in a sweet selfie at the start of the night with the pair both wearing jazzy shirts.
He then posted a group shot as the team enjoyed some drinks with the captions: ‘Cocktails with the fittest athletes on earth’ and ‘Let the celebrations begin.’
Tom was joined by divers Grace Reid, Daniel Goodfellow, Jack Laugher and Lois Toulson for the celebrations.
Later in the night Tom posed for a playful picture with his sunglasses on inside the restaurant and pulled a funny face.
In a separate group shot Tom took a selfie of the whole team as they continued the rest of their night out before sharing more tipsy shots drinking in various clubs and bars.
Drinks! Later in the night Tom posed for a playful picture with his sunglasses on inside the restaurant and pulled a funny face
Happy: He then posted a group shot as the team enjoyed some drinks with the captions: ‘Cocktails with the fittest athletes on earth’ and ‘Let the celebrations begin’
During the Olympics Tom and Matty beat China by just 1.23 points after a nerveless display in the synchronised category as Daley collected his third Olympic medal.
Daley made his Olympic debut as a 14-year-old in Beijing and won bronze at London 2012 and Rio five years ago.
Daley and Lee were not expected to win, with China the favourites, but they never dropped out of the top two and finished with a score of 471.81 following an exceptional forward four-and-a-half somersaults pike when the pressure was on in the final round.
Animated: In a separate group shot Tom took a selfie of the whole team as they continued the rest of their night out before sharing more tipsy shots drinking in various clubs and bars
China’s poor fourth-round dive let the Team GB pair take the lead and they never looked back, with the ROC claiming bronze.
‘It’s kind of unbelievable. I dreamt, as has Matty, since I started diving 20 years ago for this moment,’ said Daley.
‘I thought I was going to win an Olympic gold in Rio and that turned out the complete opposite by a long shot.
‘My husband said to me my story wasn’t finished and my son (Robbie) needed to be there to watch me win an Olympic gold medal.
What a night: The star, 27, headed for drinks and dinner at Bob Bob Ricard in Soho before moving on to a bar in Flat Iron Square and then OMEARA club in London Bridge
‘I can say my son watched me become an Olympic champion, albeit on TV as they couldn’t be here. It’s such a great feeling.’
Lee added: ‘It felt crazy, obviously. In October 2018 I moved my whole life to London from Leeds. I was away from my family and friends, everyone. I had nothing in London. Our aim was to win an Olympic medal.
‘To be able to put the well-deserved gold medal around his neck was really special to me and I’m very very proud of him. Obviously it’s my dream to be a gold medallist, an Olympic gold medallist, and it’s great to be able to have won that with him.’
Champagne: The night out started out more tame with the group enjoying a fancy dinner out before going clubbing
Here we go! Tom shared another selfie with two pals as he enjoyed a sip of his drink after the Olympic success
Daley’s husband Dustin Lance Black won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Milk in 2008 but Daley admits he does not know whether his medal or the Oscar will take pride of place at home.
He said: ‘My husband’s Oscar goes in the downstairs loo. People often mistake it for a loobrush. We had to get an Oscar loobrush because people were picking it up and realising it was an actual Oscar, not just a toy.
‘I don’t know why he does that, he says he doesn’t want to give it any more power than it needs. He’s done it and moving on to the next thing.’
Finally: The British sportsman broke down in tears as he and diving partner Matty triumphed in the 10m synchronized platform event during the Games – his first gold medal in four Olympic games (pictured July 26)
Family: Tom is married to Dustin Lance Black and the pair share son Robbie, three (pictured)
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