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China tries to go for 8-for-8 sweep in diving gold at the Paris Olympics

Jul. 14, 2024 06:01 AM EDT

Chinese divers won seven of eight gold medals at the last Olympics in Tokyo, termed one of the greatest performances in Olympic history. Even more is expected this time in Paris. China has ruled diving for decades. But it's never pulled off the elusive gold sweep at...

Daryn Wright headed to Paris Olympics as U.S. picks up another diver spot

Jun. 28, 2024 17:21 PM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — The United States has picked up another diver for the Paris Olympics. Daryn Wright of Plainfield, Indiana, was added to the team after World Aquatics awarded the Americans a second spot in women’s 10-meter platform. Wright finished...

Delaney Schnell earns second Olympic diving berth. Carson Tyler also will be doubling up in Paris

Jun. 23, 2024 22:41 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Delaney Schnell earned her second Olympic berth with a victory in the women's 10-meter platform at the U.S. diving trials on Sunday. Carson Tyler will also be doubling up, becoming the first American since 2000 to qualify in both individual events. Having...

Sarah Bacon, Alison Gibson, Carson Tyler qualify for Olympics at US diving trials

Jun. 22, 2024 23:51 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sarah Bacon and Alison Gibson will head to Paris to compete in women's 3-meter springboard after claiming the top two spots at the U.S. Olympic diving trials on Saturday. Carson Tyler also claimed his spot at the Olympics with a victory in the men’s...

Olympic silver medalist Schnell, Capobianco grab semifinal leads at US diving trials

Jun. 21, 2024 22:22 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Delaney Schnell led on the women's 10-meter tower after the semifinals, and Andrew Capobianco set the pace in men’s 3-meter springboard at the U.S. Olympic diving trials on Friday night. Schnell is looking to add a second event to her schedule in Paris...

Sarah Bacon leads women's 3-meter springboard at US diving trials, bidding for 2nd Olympic event

Jun. 20, 2024 23:30 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sarah Bacon led women's 3-meter springboard and Carson Tyler topped men’s 10-meter platform after the semifinals of the U.S. Olympic diving trials on Thursday. Bacon was consistent throughout her list and totaled 341.25 points. She was trailed by Alison...

Schnell, Parratto returning to Olympics in synchronized diving after winning silver in Tokyo

Jun. 19, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two more synchronized diving teams claimed their spots for Paris at the U.S. Olympic diving trials on Tuesday night. Delaney Schnell and Jess Parratto finished first in the women’s 10-meter event, while Tyler Downs and Greg Duncan earned the top position...

Boston College turns to 5-time Olympian Dara Torres to rebuild swim program after hazing scandal

Jun. 18, 2024 18:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College has hired five-time Olympian Dara Torres as its swimming and diving coach to help the school rebuild the program after a hazing scandal. Torres, 57, will coach both the men and women. “From the moment we met with Dara, it was evident...

Kassidy Cook, Sarah Bacon secure Olympic diving spots by winning synchro event at US trials

Jun. 18, 2024 01:17 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a reversal of the last U.S. Olympic diving trials, Kassidy Cook and Sarah Bacon secured their spots for Paris with a victory in the women’s synchronized 3-meter springboard on Monday. Cook and Bacon became the first divers on the American team, totaling...

They're on the edge of glory, and the edge of an art museum, as cliff divers come to Boston

Jun. 08, 2024 20:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Rhiannan Iffland stepped to the edge of a platform nearly seven stories above Boston Harbor, thousands of cheering fans packed onto docks, roofs and sidewalks below, and soared through the air with the city's skyline disappearing behind her as she rocketed toward the tea-brown...