Tom Daley reclaimed the World Championship 10m Platform crown in Budapest, eight years after his first victory in 2009.
The Dive London athlete produced a superb display of diving in the final in Hungary, scoring 590.95 to win gold by 5.7 points from Olympic champion Chen Aisen.
Victory handed Daley his third World Championship gold, having also won the Team Event with Rebecca Gallantree in Kazan two years ago.
It also brought his second medal of the day with the 23-year old finishing second in the Mixed 3m Synchro silver alongside Scotland’s Grace Reid.
And Daley admitted his performances in Hungary had helped banish the memories of last year’s Olympics in Rio, where he dropped out at the semi final stage.
“To beat the Olympic champion does feel nice,” said Daley. “Knowing my score today would have won gold in Rio makes me feel good and helps put Rio to bed.
“I know that I can win and that’s going to help me on my journey to Tokyo.
“To be able to go out there and deliver when it matters is something I’ve really been working on. I don’t want to get ahead of myself and I want to remain consistently steady in the top positions.
“I would never have thought I would win three world titles but today helps me continue to keep working hard and focused knowing I can still perform at my best.”