Olympic Diving Kicks Off Sunday with Womens 3 Meter Synchronized Diving
by USA Diving
Diving at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games begins on Sunday July 25, 2021 with the Women’s 3-Meter Synchronized competition. U.S. duo of Krysta Palmer and Alison Gibson will compete against teams from seven other nations starting at 3pm local time/2pm EST.
Palmer and Gibson earned their Olympic spot after winning all three rounds of competition at the Olympic Trials, beating their nearest opponent by 21 points. During Trials, the duo added a double-out, a Forward 2 1/2 Somersault 2 Twist Pike (5154B) to their list. This 3.4 degree of difficulty dive is rarely performed by female divers individually and the pair is currently the only known female synchro team with it in their list, giving them the ability to elevate their score.
Each pair competing will complete five dives in this finals only event. Nations competing are: Canada, China, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico and the United States. In 2016, Shi Tingmao and Wu Minxia and of China won Gold, Tania Cagnotto, and Francesca Dallapé of Italy took Silver with Maddison Keeney and Anabelle Smith of Australia rounding out the podium with the Bronze.
Live coverage of the event will begin on CNBC at 2am EST with replays on NBC beginning at 12:15 (check your local listings for details).
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For broadcast information on the upcoming events, visit: https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Diving/News/2021/July/22/Tune-into-Diving-in-Tokyo
To learn more about the 2020 U.S. Olympic Diving Team, visit: https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Diving/2020-Olympic-Diving-Team