Capobianco Advances to Semifinals in 3 Meter
by USA Diving
The focus turned to Men’s Springboard on Day 10 of the 2020 Olympic Games with the Men’s 3-Meter preliminary round. Andrew Capobianco and Tyler Downs represented the U.S. in a field of 29 divers with the top 18 from today’s competition advancing into tomorrow’s semifinal round.
Capobianco, who earned a Silver medal earlier in the week with synchro partner Michael Hixon, with the exception of a shaky fourth dive, dove for mostly sixes and sevens throughout the competition landing in 17th and qualifying to advance to semifinals.
“I didn’t dive my best today, I was a little bit tight going into the prelims,” said Capobianco about his performance, “I don’t really like prelims very much to be honest. But clean slate for tomorrow so I’m just going in feeling confident and ready to hit all my dives and make it into the final. I know once I’m in the final I can do really well.”
18-year-old Tyler Downs also competed at his first Olympic Games ending the day in 23rd place. He began the competition with solid 7.5’s on his inward 2 ½ somersaults pike and despite having a few less-than-ideal dives, he remained focused through the final round.
The men’s 3-Meter competition continues tomorrow with semifinals at 10am Tokyo Time/9pm EST the event will be streamed on NBCOlympics.com. The finals will be contested later that day at 3pm Tokyo Time/2am EST on CNBC as well as NBCOlympics.com.
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