Tyler Downs defeated a pair of Olympians to win the lads’s 3-meter springboard title on the U.S. diving trials and incomes a visit to the Tokyo Video games at age 17
INDIANAPOLIS — Tyler Downs defeated a pair of Olympians to win the lads’s 3-meter springboard title on the U.S. diving trials, incomes a visit to the Tokyo Video games at age 17. Delaney Schnell gained the ladies’s 10-meter platform title on Sunday.
Downs completed with 1,333.75 factors. Andrew Copobianco took second at 1,319.40.
David Boudia, who gained the 10-meter title on the 2012 London Video games and completed third in Rio 5 years in the past, was third and missed out on a fourth Olympic look. He totaled 1,314.95. Michael Hixon, silver medalist on 3-meter synchro in 2016, was fourth.
“This was not by far my greatest competitors,” Boudia stated.
He switched from platform to springboard after sustaining a concussion in follow in 2018. Within the finals Sunday, Boudia dropped from first to 3rd after 4 rounds. He dropped to fifth earlier than rallying to take third.
However the father of three expressed no regrets.
“I don’t suppose I’ve ever walked away from a defeat like this so joyful ever in my profession,” Boudia stated. “I take a look at Andrew and the way he’s battled again. He acquired the job performed. Tyler Downs, I feel everybody on this constructing had a tear for him. He has an thrilling future and I’m tremendous happy with him.”
Tokyo shall be Downs’ second international-level meet.
Schnell gained the ladies’s platform with 1,021.90 factors to earn her second berth for Tokyo. Earlier, she and accomplice Jessica Parratto certified first in 10-meter synchro. Parratto completed fourth in particular person platform.
Katrina Younger, a 2016 Olympian, earned the second spot by taking second at 984.70.
Laura Wilkinson, the 2000 Olympic champion, completed tenth of 12 divers within the last. The 43-year-old mom of 4 had first retired in 2008 after her third video games.
Her victory in Sydney is the final by an American lady within the video games.
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