Mark Shipman's Commonwealth dream is over after a second day of disappointment at the pool.

The Bradford-trained diver admitted he "tried too hard" as he finished in a disappointing tenth place in the final of the three metre Springboard.

Despite the hugely positive crowd, Shipman couldn't raise his game for what should have been his strongest event, with only a belly-flopping Malaysian finishing below him.

The final dive of his 29 here in Manchester summed up his Games, clipping the board on his way down in the lowest score of the round.

"It is a real disappointment," said the 29-year-old, after his worst finish in three Commonwealth Games.

"I think it just comes down to trying too hard. I have been struggling a little for form in recent weeks and I just couldn't improve things here.

"The crowd have been absolutely magnificent, they are behind us all the way.

"I am really pleased for the others in the team, and it has been very good for English diving."

But he admitted he didn't know if he would compete in a fourth Commonwealth Games, like team-mate Tony Ally, who picked up his second silver of the competition last night.

Canadian Alexandre Despatie grabbed a second gold in successive days with an imperious performance at the near-capacity Aquatics Centre.