U.S. Olympic Diving Team Trials Kick Off in Indianapolis on June 6
Courtesy of: USA Diving
Indianapolis, Indiana.- 100 of the best divers across the United States will travel to Indianapolis, Indiana to compete in the U.S. Olympic Team’s diving trials starting June 6, 2021 at the IUPUI Natatorium. Among the divers competing are four times Olympic medalist David Boudia, medalists 2016 Steele johnson and Michael hixon, Olympians 2016 Kassidy cook, Katrina Young, Jessica parratto and Amy Cozad Magana, as well as 2000 Olympic gold medalist Laura wilkinson who has just come out of retirement.
Competition kicks off at 11 a.m. EST Sunday with the women’s 3-meter synchronized preliminary round followed by the event semifinals starting at 7 p.m. The favorites of the event are the dynamic duo of Kassidy cook and Sarah bacon who recently won the country’s Olympic spot with his fourth place finish at the 2021 FINA World Cup in Tokyo, Japan. Other contenders include Alison gibson and Krysta Palmer who placed second behind Cook and Bacon at the 2019 US National Winter Diving Championships. The finals will be held in the event on Thursday, June 10 at 7 p.m. EST.
The diving will continue on Monday with the men’s 3-meter synchronized and women’s synchronized platform qualifying events taking place as a combined event starting at 11 a.m. The semi-finals of the two events will start at 7 p.m. In the men’s 3-meter synchronized we will see the 2016 Olympic silver medalist in the event, Michael hixon paired with the 2021 NCAA Champion André Capobianco go one-on-one with David Boudia and Steele johnson who together won the silver medal on the tower at the 2016 Olympics. In the women’s tower, Katrina Young and Murphy Bromberg, bronze medalists of the 2019 World Championships, will face Deleaney schnell, who won bronze in the individual 10-meter at the 2019 World Championships, paired with the 2016 Olympic athlete Jessica parratto. The finals will be held for the events on Friday, June 11 at 7 p.m. EST.
Tuesday will see the first individual events contested, starting with the women’s 3-meter preliminary round at 10 a.m. EST, followed by the men’s 10-meter preliminary round at 12:46 p.m. EST. Among the favorites in the women’s 3m are the 2021 World Cup silver medalist, Sarah bacon, Olympian 2016 Kassidy cook, 2021 World Cup finalist Samantha Pickens, as good as Alison gibson, Brooke Schultz and Krysta Palmer. In the 10m men, David Dinsmore will be looking to make their first Olympic team after a close failure in 2016. Other contenders for the event are the 2021 NCAA Champion Brandon loschiavo and Jordan windle. The semi-finals for both events will start at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening.
The last day of the preliminaries will be Wednesday June 9, starting with the men’s 3-meter platform at 10 a.m., followed by the women’s 10-m platform at 2 p.m. The men’s 3-meter springboard promises to be one of the most contested events in the competition with David Boudia, Michael hixon, André Capobianco, Steele johnson, Jordan windle and Briadam Hererra among the favorites to secure the two Olympic places. In the Women’s Tower, we will see Delaney schnell, who was the first woman to win a World Championship medal in 14 years in 2019, faces the 2016 Olympians Jessica parratto, Amy Cozad Magana and Katrina Young, as good as Murphy Bromberg and Olympic gold medalist in 2000 Laura wilkinson, who recently came out of retirement to compete in a fourth edition of the Olympic Games.
On Thursday night, the women’s 3-meter synchronized final kicks off at 7 p.m. EST and will be broadcast on the Olympic Channel. Friday’s 3-meter synchronized and women’s platform finals will also be broadcast on the Olympic Channel starting at 7 p.m. EST.
Saturday’s finals will all air on NBC with the women’s 3m at 4:50 p.m., followed by the men’s 10-meter platform final which will air on NBCOlympics.com from 7:30 p.m., moving into NBC’s prime time at 8:00 p.m. EST.
The U.S. Olympic Diving Team Trials conclude on Sunday with the men’s 3-meter springboard, which will begin streaming on NBCOlympics.com from 6:30 p.m., switching to NBC prime-time at 7:00 p.m. EST. The final event of the competition will be the Women’s Platform Final which will air on NBC at 8:50 a.m.
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