US Divers Add Three Gold, One Bronze as Junior Pan Am Championships Continue
The U.S. picked up four more medals – three gold and one bronze – on Thursday at the Junior Pan American Diving Championships in Lima, Peru to bring its total to 13 medals with two days of competition remaining.
Isabel Baley won gold on 1-meter in the girls’ 14-15 age group with 302.50 points, edging silver medalist Suri Cueva of Mexico by 1.25 points. Callie Fox finished sixth with 274.35 points for Team USA.
Leyton Dean took gold on platform in 14-15 boys’ competition after scoring 402.20 point to edge out Canadian Arnaud Corbeil by .55 points for the victory. Mik Schwickert finished seventh with 342.55 points for the U.S.
Anna Lemkin and Taylor Fox won gold in a close girls’ 14-18 synchronized platform contest. The U.S. finished with 252.84 points, 1.32 points ahead of the Canadian team and three points ahead of the Mexican team.
Isabella Chen came away with the girls’ 16-18 3-meter bronze after finishing with 366.95 points. Ella Roselli scored 355.60 for fifth. Alejandra Estudillo of Mexico won gold with 393.95 points.
In boys’ 16-18 1-meter competition, Zach Welsh finished seventh with 429.80 points and Jake Welsh was ninth at 419.80. Mexico’s Jesus Agundez scored 502.15 for gold.
In girls’ 12-13 platform competition, USA’s Hannah McLaughlin finished fourth with 226.30 points and Sophia Narbut was seventh at 184.55. Mexico took the top two spots, with gold going to Lia Cueva at 260.20.
In 11-and-under boys’ 3-meter action, Amir Owens led the United States with 198.15 points for fourth. Noah Lieberman was sixth with 183.65 points. Colombia’s Nicolas Londono won gold with 259.40 points.
The Junior Pan American Diving Championships continue through Saturday, August 26.