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US Opens Junior Pan Am Championships With Nine Medals

The United States kicked off the Junior Pan American Diving Championships in Lima, Peru with eight medals -- including two gold -- on Wednesday, the first full day of competition. The U.S. also won four silver and two bronze medals on Wednesday after securing a team event bronze on Tuesday.

Kaden Springfield and Tyler Wills won the 14-18 boys’ synchronized platform gold with 287.10 points

ElliReese Niday won the girls’ 11-and-under 3-meter gold with 254.70 points, while Katherine Mo scored 226.10 points to take bronze in the same event. Colombia’s Luciana Pineda was second at 231.70.

Avery Giese narrowly missed out on the 16-18 girls’ 1-meter gold as she finished with 366.40 for silver, just .15 points behind Mexico’s Alejandra Estudillo. Ella Roselli finished fifth with 345.45 points for Team USA.

Jacob Welsh won silver in boys’ 16-18 3m competition with 514.60 points. Mexico’s Kenny Zamudio won gold at 519.05. Gunnar Grubbs scored 479.55 points to finish fifth for the U.S.

Cristiano Garcia was the silver medalist on platform with 285.75 points in the boys’ 12-13 competition. Canada’s Nikos Tzanetakis won gold at 291.55. Nathan Piotrowski also represented the United States on platform and finished seventh with 212.05 points.

In boys’ 14-15 1-meter action, Mik Schwickert scored 382.15 points to come away with silver for Team USA. Gabriel Vazquez of Mexico won gold with 390.30 points. Leyton Dean also competed for the U.S. and finished sixth with 331.20 points.

Callie Fox finished with 284.60 points for bronze in 14-15 girls’ platform competition, just 1.35 points behind silver medalist Lila Gokiert of Canada. Mexico’s Cueva Suri won gold at 315.20. Isabel Baley was sixth at 271.05

In Tuesday’s mixed team event, Baley, Dean, Joshua Hedberg and Anna Lemkin earned bronze for the United States.

The Junior Pan American Diving Championships continue through Saturday.


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