Matty Lee facts for kids
|Born||5 March 1998
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
|Event(s)||1 m, 3 m, 10 m, 10 m synchro|
|Coached by||Jane Figueiredo|
Matthew Lee (born 5 March 1998) is a British diver and Olympic gold medallist. Adept in both individual and synchronised diving, and across both 3-metre springboard and platform, Lee won the gold medal in 10-metre platform at the 2015 European Games, the mixed 10-metre synchronised platform at the 2017 European Diving Championships and has twice been European junior champion on the 3-metre springboard. At world level, Lee won the silver medal in the mixed 10-metre synchronised platform event at the 2017 World Championships, and at the 2019 World Championships, Lee and Tom Daley won bronze in the 10 m synchro event, as well as gold in July 2021 at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
In 2012, Lee competed at his first European Junior Championships. He won the 3 m Springboard gold and then went to compete at the World Junior Championships later in the season, securing a top result of seventh in the Group B Platform.
In 2013, Lee won medals in all three Group B individual events at his second European Junior Championships, defending his 3 m title and taking silver in 10 m Platform, bronze in 1m Springboard.
In 2014, he debuted as a senior in the World Cup series. He was selected to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, but withdrew from the diving squad due to injury.
In 2015, Lee competed at the inaugural 2015 European Games, he won gold in 10 m platform beating Russia's Nikita Shleikher.
At the 2017 European Diving Championships in Kyiv, Lee won a bronze in the Men's 10-metre platform, and a gold in the mixed 10 m platform synchro with diving partner Lois Toulson. The pair then won a silver at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in the 10 m mixed synchro.
At the 2018 British Diving Championships, Lee and his partner Kyle Kothari (from London) won the 10 m synchro event with a final score of 406.17, a sizeable margin over the second place score of 388.50. He came second in the men's 10 m platform with a score of 485.60.
Lee and his partner Lois Toulson won a bronze at the 2018 FINA Diving World Series held in Beijing in the mixed platform synchro. At the 2018 European Championships held in Glasgow/Edinburgh, Lee and Toulson won a silver in the mixed 10-metre platform synchro.
Starting October 2018, Lee partnered with Tom Daley in the men's synchronised 10-metre platform.
At the 2019 World Aquatics Championships held in Gwangju, South Korea, Lee and Daley finished in the bronze position in the 10 m synchro.
At the 2021 FINA Diving World Cup held in Japan, Lee and Daley won gold in synchronised 10 m platform. The pair also won gold in synchronised 10 m platform at the European Championships held in Budapest.
At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Lee won Gold alongside Daley in the Men's synchronised 10 m platform event.
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