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Lyle Yost Places Ninth in 1-Meter Final at World Championships

Lyle Yost (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Columbus, Ohio) placed ninth in the men’s 1-meter final and Bayleigh Cranford (Jamestown, N.C./N.C. State) and Tyler Wills (Carmel, Ind.) took fourth in mixed synchronized 10-meter Saturday at the World Aquatics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

Yost scored 347.25 points for ninth in the 1-meter final. In 11th place with two rounds to go, Yost used his two most difficult dives to jump two spots in the final standings. He came through with 69.70 points on an inward 2 ½ pike in round five and closed out his list with 66.60 points on a front 2 ½ with two twists to secure the ninth-place finish. His highest scoring dive came in round three, when he picked up 70.40 points on a back 2 ½ pike.

Mexico’s Osmar Olvera won gold with 431.75 points, with silver going to Australia’s Li Shixin at 395.70. Great Britain’s Ross Haslam scored 393.10 points for bronze

Tyler Wills and Bayleigh Cranford (Photo by Getty Images)

Cranford and Wills scored 291.90 points in the mixed 10-meter synchro final. In fifth-place heading into the last round, Cranford and Wills earned 78.54 points on a reverse 3 ½ tuck to jump to fourth in the final standings. China’s Jianjie Huang and Jiaqi Zhang won gold with 353.82 points, while Im Yong Myong and Jo Jin Mi of the People’s Republic of Korea took silver at 303.96. Mexico’s Kevin Berlin Reyes and Alejandra Estudillo Torres scored 296.13 for bronze.

Jack Ryan (Denver, Colo./Stanford) also competed 1-meter on Saturday. He scored 270.10 points, highlighted by 63 points on a reverse 1 ½ with 2 ½ twists, to finish 27th in the preliminary.

Diving events at the World Aquatics Championships continue through February 10. Sunday’s competition features Daryn Wright (Plainfield, Ind./West Lafayette, Ind.) and Katrina Young (Shoreline, Wash./Los Angeles) in the women’s 10-meter preliminaries and Andrew Capobianco (Holly Springs, N.C./Bloomington, Ind.) and Quinn Henninger (Denver, Colo./Bloomington, Ind.) in men’s synchronized 3-meter.


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