Diver Dan Goodfellow has been dealing with a new normal for longer than most and feels Olympic postponement will help groove his transition from platform to springboard, writes Tom Harle.
The 23-year-old has dropped from the ten-metre tower – where he won bronze with Tom Daley at Rio 2016 – to the three-metre board with reigning Olympic champion Jack Laugher.
Goodfellow admits the switch has been a shock to the system but an end to his injury issues and love for tough targets means he’s raring to go for the rearranged Tokyo Games.
“It’s been tough to have the Olympics postponed but it’s not actually a bad thing for me,” said the Cambridge-born star, now based in Leeds.
“I’ve only been doing springboard for two years and most of our rivals have been doing it their whole lives.
“An extra year until the Olympics is more time for me to