All four U.S. divers make finals Friday at Junior Worlds

All four U.S. divers competing Friday at the FINA World Junior Diving Championships advanced to the finals, including Murphy Bromberg (Bexley, Ohio), who was a late substitution in the girls group A platform contest due to an injury.

Bromberg wasn’t scheduled to compete platform but when Anna James (Midland, Texas) suffered a knee injury during morning practice, Bromberg filled in. She stepped up to the challenge and finished seventh with a score of 375.00. Teammate Jessica Parratto (Dover, N.H.) also made the finals and finished right behind Bromberg in eighth place with a score of 366.75.

Wu Shengping of China won the girls group A platform event with 483.00 points. She beat her second place teammate, Chen Yaqi, by more than 40 points. Australian Olympic silver medalist Brittany Broben came in third with a score of 430.20.

Both Grayson Campbell (Vienna, Va.) and Christopher Law (San Antonio, Texas) advanced to the boys group B 3-meter final. Campbell finished sixth with a score of 421.10, and Law was 12th with 402.95 points.

China swept the boys competition as well. Yan Hao finished first with a score of 516.75 and Li Pingan earned second place with 480.35 points. Joshua Kehagias of Australia received a bronze medal for his performance scoring 467.50 during the event final.

The final day of competition at the FINA World Junior Diving Championships is Saturday and includes girls group B 3-meter and boys group A platform.

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