After a golden start to the day, England’s divers just failed to make the medals in the evening, with another fourth for the best-placed English pair in the synchro events.

Nick Robinson-Baker and Chris Mears’ final dive brought them agonisingly close to a bronze in the men’s 3m synchro springboard.

The duo nailed an inward three and a half somersault as Robinson-Baker secured his second top five finish of the Games as they fell an agonising 3.7 points short of Malaysians Bryan Nickson Lomas and Ken Nee Yeoh who claimed the third spot on the podium.

Canada’s Alex Despatie again dominated, this time with partner Reuben Ross.

England’s Oliver Dingley and Jack Laugher, both from Harrogate District Diving Club, finished seventh.

Sheffield’s Robinson-Baker, 23 said: “We didn't have the best performance but considering we’ve only been able to train together once due to illness, to get over 400 points is good.”

Neither Rebecca Gallantree nor Alicia Blagg could match their combined achievement of yesterday, where they finished fourth in the women’s synchro 3m springboard.

City of Leeds diver Gallantree finished sixth in the women’s 1m springboard final with 262.30 moving up two spots from eighth with her fifth and final dive.

Thirteen-year-old Blagg, England’s youngest athlete at these Games, came an excellent eighth in her first individual international final.

Early on it looked like she might emulate her performance yesterday, as she was fourth with 114.80 after the first two dives. But a 37.95 for her third dive – a backwards one-and-a-half somersault – pushed her down to seventh and she was unable to climb the leaderboard with her remaining two dives.

It was a valuable experience for the Leeds schoolgirl who looked a lot less nervous than during her first dives yesterday morning.

“My first two dives were really good but I missed my third and that saw me drop down the table,” she said.

“I’m disappointed not to improve on this morning’s score (in qualifying) but I’m still learning and still developing the consistency you need at this level.”

Tom Daley and Max Brick won England’s first medal in diving this morning with a gold in the men’s 10m synchro platform.