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Lichtenstein Places 7th to Lead USA in 27-Meter High Diving at World Championships

High diving competition at the World Aquatics Championships wrapped up Thursday with the final two rounds of men’s 27-meter diving. James Lichtenstein placed seventh as the top U.S. finisher.

Lichtenstein finished with 390.20 points, including 127.20 points on his final dive – a back quintuple somersaults tuck.

Matt Cooper scored 363.15 points for ninth placed in his first World Championships, while David Colturi finished 12th at 348.90.

Romanian divers won gold and silver, with Constantin Popovici scoring 472.80 points on his four dives to win gold. Catalin-Petru Preda scored 438.45 points for silver, and Gary Hunt of France took bronze at 426.30.