The teen competed in the Olympics 10m platform and had an emotional video call with TV presenter and chef dad Fred afterwards
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First Dates host Fred Sirieix shared a tearful video call with daughter Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix after the 10m platform closing.
The 16-year-old completed seventh in a really robust area and though she missed out on a medal, Sirieix confirmed she shall be a prime contender in years to return.
She was in a position to communicate with her dad on the digital screens straight after the race, which has grow to be a fixture of the Tokyo Olympics after a nationwide lockdown has left household and mates unable to attend.
The teenager, who amassed a complete rating of 305.50, couldn’t maintain again the tears as she spoke to her household – together with legendary French dad Fred – on the poolside video wall.
Fred took to Twitter and posted messages of encouragement for his daughter.
He wrote: “Allez Mon” earlier than the competitors started and posted a clip of certainly one of her dives and tweeted: “Well done Andrea” afterward.
After the race, Andrea instructed reporters: “I’m so completely satisfied. I used to be chatting with my household as a result of there’s an Athlete Moment display screen and I began crying. I’m very, very happy with the place I got here.
“I used to be extraordinarily nervous earlier than the prelims so I assumed my nerves would get the higher of me and I wouldn’t make it to the semi.
“Then after the semi I got into the final and that was exactly what I wanted to do. I’ve definitely exceeded my expectations.”
Fellow Brit Lois Toulson additionally featured in the 10m platform closing however a poor second dive noticed her end ninth.
The disenchanted diver defined: “I feel very tired. It definitely wasn’t the performance that I wanted to finish on but there was definitely some good stuff to take away from it. I’ve been very consistent over the three competitions, which is a good thing.”
The Chinese pair of Hongchan Quan and Yuxi Chen secured a one-two for his or her nation with a pair of scintillating performances.
Quan, simply 14 years of age, registered good scores on her fourth and fifth dives to safe the gold medal.
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Proud dad Fred instructed iNews: “Normally because you’re there you feel more a part of it, but watching on TV you feel completely powerless as a parent, it’s very hard.
“Watching my daughter in a contest just like the Olympics shall be like an outer physique expertise. I received’t know whether or not to sit down down, get up or flip round.”
Andrea has already had a string of success including being crowned BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year in 2020 and took a silver and bronze medal at last year’s European Aquatics Championships.