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Diving Duo Chris Mears & Jack Laugher Win Gold for Great Britain

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It was Great Britain’s first ever gold medal in their event.

Great Britain just dominated the men's synchronized 3m springboard diving final for the first time ever at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Chris Mears and Jack Laugher of Team Great Britain beat out the US and China to take home the gold with a combined score of 454.32, breaking China's winning streak. US came in second with China taking home the bronze.

Laugher and Mears are both allies to the LGBT community. Both have posed for the cover of GT, Mears sans clothing.

"I'm trying to steal [Tom Daley's] gay fan base by doing this shoot for GT," Mears said in the interview. "I've got quite a few gay followers of my own through Twitter - I went from 1,000 before the Olympics to 110,000 after it. And I've had a couple of funny suggestions, normally guys asking for foursomes with me, Tom and Jack Laugher."

It looks like Daley might have some competition as Great Britain's Olympic golden boy.

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