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Andrew Capobianco and Quinn Henninger


Capobianco and Henninger Take Ninth in Synchronized 3-Meter at World Championships

Andrew Capobianco (Holly Springs, N.C./Bloomington, Ind.) and Quinn Henninger (Denver, Colo./Bloomington, Ind.) finished ninth in men’s synchronized 3-meter Sunday at the World Aquatics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

Capobianco and Henninger scored 351.18 points, including 71.40 points on a front 2 ½ with two twists and 70.68 points on a front 3 ½ somersaults pike.  

China’s Long Daoyi and Wang Zongyuan took gold with 442.41 points, with silver going to Italy’s Lorenzo Marsaglia and Giovanni Tocci with 384.24 points. Spain’s Adrian Abadia and Nicolas Garcia Bossier scored 383.28 points for bronze. The top four countries not already qualified for the Olympic Games in Paris picked up quota spots. Joining Italy and Spain in punching tickets to Paris were Mexico and Ukraine. China, Great Britain, France and the United States had already qualified a men’s 3-meter synchro team.

Also on Sunday, Katrina Young (Shoreline, Wash./Los Angeles) placed 20th and Daryn Wright (Plainfield, Ind./West Lafayette, Ind.) finished 24th in the women’s 10-meter preliminaries. Young finished with 259.10 points, scoring 60 and 64 points on her first two dives but missing on her third-round dive to drop in the standings. Wright scored 252.35 points, highlighted by 65.50 points on a back 2 ½ with 1 ½ twists in the final round.
The top 12 finishers in each individual Olympic event will automatically secure an Olympic quota spot for their countries. The United States had already earned one women’s 10-meter spot at last year’s World Aquatics Championships and will now wait to hear if it is awarded a second quota spot. Per World Aquatics, additional quota places may be obtained by athletes for the NOC but only until the quota in the respective event is filled and the total of 136 divers across all events is not exceeded. These additional quota places will be allocated to athletes placed 13th and higher at the World Championships in Doha until the maximum number of athletes is reached.

Diving competition at the World Aquatics Championships continues through February 10. Team USA will return to action Tuesday with Tyler Downs (Ballwin, Mo./Carmel, Ind.) and Grayson Campbell (Vienna, Va./Mission Viejo, Calif.) in the men’s 3-meter preliminary and Delaney Schnell (Tucson, Ariz.) and Jessica Parratto (Dover, N.H./Bloomington, Ind.) in the women’s synchronized 10-meter final.