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Parratto and Schnell Finish Eighth in Synchronized 10-Meter at World Championships

Jessica Parratto (Dover, N.H./Bloomington, Ind.) and Delaney Schnell (Tucson, Arizona) finished eighth in women’s synchronized 10-meter Tuesday at the World Aquatics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

Parratto and Schnell scored 271.26 points in the 10-meter synchro final. In 13th place after the first two rounds, Parratto and Schnell scored more than 60 points on all three of their optional dives, including 65.28 points on their back 2 ½ with 1 ½ twists, to jump to eighth in the final standings.

China’s Chen Yuxi and Quan Hongchan won the 10-meter synchro gold with 362.22 points. North Korea’s Jo Jin Mi and Kim Mi Rae took silver at 320.70, and Great Britain’s Lois Toulson and Andrea Spendolini Sirieix scored 299.34 points for bronze. The top four countries not previously qualified for the Olympic Games in Paris secured quota spots in the women’s 10-meter synchro event. Joining North Korea in qualifying for Paris were Mexico, Ukraine and Canada. China, Great Britain, the United States and France had already punched their tickets, with the U.S. securing its spot with a bronze medal at the 2023 World Aquatics Championships.

Also on Tuesday, Tyler Downs (Ballwin, Mo./Carmel, Ind.) finished 29th and Grayson Campbell (Vienna, Va./Mission Viejo, Calif.) placed 37th in the men’s 3-meter preliminaries. Downs finished with 342.35 points, including 66.30 points on his front 2 ½ with 2 twists. Campbell scored 328.00 points, highlighted by 73.50 points on his reverse 1 ½ with 3 ½ twists.

Diving events at the World Aquatics Championships continue through February 10. On Wednesday, Team USA will compete in women’s synchronized 3-meter, with Alison Gibson (Austin, Texas) and Krysta Palmer (Reno, Nevada) aiming to earn the United States an Olympic quota spot in that event.

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