Divers Abby Johnston and Nick McCroy won the Olympic trials for synchronized diving.
Johnston and her partner Kelci Bryant won the women’s 3-meter synchronized springboard event by .42 points. Bryant was an Olympian in 2008. The women’s 3-meter synchronized competition at the 2012 Olympic Games will be a straight final with five rounds of dives on Sunday, July 29.
Here is what Johnston had to say following the victory:
“I can’t believe it. I’m in shock. I keep looking at the scoreboard to make sure it’s real. This is a dream come true.”
On the men’s side, McCroy and partner David Boudia won the 10-meter synchronized platform event by a WIDE margin. They picked up three scores of 10s in the final round. The two competed at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. The men’s 10-meter synchronized event will be a straight final with six rounds of diving on Monday, July 30 at the London Aquatics Centre.
McCrory also qualified for the 10-meter men’s platform event, as he came in second place to synchronized partner Boudia in the Olympic qualifying event. The men’s individual 10-meter platform competition will be held August 10-11 in London.
*Eight current Duke swimmers begin their quest for a spot in the London Olympics today, as the Olympic Team Trials begin in Omaha and last through July 2nd.