Team GB duo win medal in 10m synchronised platform dive.
The pair secured their medals with the last dive of the final, going through an agonising wait before their 444.45 score was confirmed to edge out Germany for third place.
China’s Lin Yue and Chen Aisen, the pre-event favourites, won convincingly.
Pete Waterfield and Daley combined to place fourth at the London 2012 Games, when the Plymouth diver won bronze in the individual 10m platform.
Speaking after the win in Rio, Daley said: “It was an agonising wait that felt like it was an eternity. We were stood there and knew we had done a good dive but were didn’t know if we’d done enough.
“It was just one of those moments where I knew how I would feel if it came up on the scoreboard that we finished fourth and I knew how I would feel if we finished third.
“We were just waiting and waiting with replay after replay, then all of a sudden the scores came up, I pounced on Dan and I don’t think he was quite ready for it and then before we knew it we were back in for a top bombing seventh dive.”
Following the diving victory Daley’s fiance Dustin Lance Black, who has been supporting him in Rio, tweeted his congratulations to the pair.