By Kayla Amora, EnStarz | Aug 11, 2012 05:06 PM EDT
Tom Daley just won a diving bronze medal for Great Britain in the Men's 10M Platform - with USA's David Boudia taking gold. China's Qui Bo, who is the world champion and the firm favorite to win ended up with a silver medal.
Tom Daley's rumored girlfriend Kassidy Cook took to Twitter upon Daley's win, saying: "Words cannot describe how proud I am of Tom Daley". She also added: "Literally in tears right now."
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Daley told BBC Three: "I gave it my best shot, I gave it absolutely everything. The retaken dive (because of camera flash bulbs) is one down side to having a home crowd. I can't wait to see my family and have a massive bundle! To be honest I was very nervous. I went in to it with a do-or-die mentality."
He continued: "I put everything into it. I was in first place going into the last round but didn't have the degree of difficulty I needed (to hold on for gold). The main aim here was to get a medal. To see Alexei (Evangulov) the national performance director happy - at the beginning of the year he was telling me I was fat! I've lost seven-and-a-half kilos. I've made so many changes and I can't wait to go and eat what I like. Olympic bronze medal - I can't believe it!"
Cook had joined the Twitter conversation last month in defense of Daley against an internet troll who had abused Daley.
"your a horrible person. Just shut up," Cook, an American swimmer, posted on the social media site. Daley' girlfriend also added "#GetRileyy_69Banned."
Cook also comforted Daley via Twitter, saying: "Don't worry, you'll get them in individuals. Miss you!"
Twitter user @Rileyy_69 had posted several "abusive" messages to the 18 year-old diver when he and his diving partner missed out on earning a medal in the men's synchronised 10 meter diving event on July 30 at the Olympics.
@Rileyy_69 posted: "you let your dad down i hope you know that, " "hope your crying now you should be", "I'd rather support a tramp" and "he's a little boy who's competing against men".
Daley's father had died of cancer in May 2011.
Daley rose to stardom when he competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games at the age of 14.
In response to the hurtful tweets, Daley retweeted, "After giving it my all...you get idiot's sending me this." He also called for the Twitter account sending the first message regarding his father to be banned.
The Twiiter user that posted the messages to Daley later apologized for his comment, saying, "I'm sorry mate i just wanted you to win cause its the olympics I'm just annoyed we didn't win I'm sorry tom accept my apology...please i don't want to be hated I'm just sorry you didn't win I was rooting for you pal to do britain all proud."
On July 31, the Dorset Police posted on their own Twitter account, "regarding tweets to @TomDaley1994 - 17-year-old man arrested this morning at a guest house in Weymouth area. Enquiries continue" and on a later tweet they said "Good luck to Team GB today."
A spokesperson for the police told NBCNews.com that the UK teenager was arrested on suspicion of stating "malicious communications."
Before the Olympics, Daley told BBC that his father gave him the inspiration to compete in the Games.
"I'm doing it for myself and my dad. It was both our dreams from a very young age," he said. "I always wanted to do it and Dad was so supportive of everything."
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