Troy Dumais wins silver on 3-meter at FINA World Series in Great Britain

April 19, 2009, 3:41 p.m. (ET)

SHEFFIELD, Great Britain - Troy Dumais (Ventura, Calif./Austin, Texas) won the silver medal on men's 3-meter Saturday at the FINA Diving World Series to lead a U.S. team that also claimed four fourth-place finishes on the first day of the two-day meet.

Dumais scored 472.85 points, highlighted by a 94.50-point effort on his final dive, to finish with the silver behind 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Qin Kai of China. Qin took the gold with 520.10 points, and Mexico's Yahel Castillo was third at 461.10. USA's Chris Colwill (Brandon, Fla./Athens, Ga.) also advanced to the finals, scoring 450.70 points for fourth.

Mary Beth Dunnichay (Elwood, Ind.) advanced to the women's 10-meter finals and placed fourth with 296.50 points. China took the top two spots, with 2008 Olympic silver medalist Wang Xin scoring 365.40 for the win, narrowly edging teammate Kang Li, who finished with 364.25. Germany's Nora Subschinski scored 326.05. Michelle Cabassol (Montgomery, Texas) placed eighth at 259.10.

The U.S. also finished fourth in Saturday's two synchro events.

Thomas Finchum (Indianapolis, Ind.) and Nick McCrory (Chapel Hill, N.C.) scored 437.10 points in men's 10-meter synchro, missing out on a second trip to the medal stand by less than five points (the pair won silver at a World Series event in China in March). China's Cao Yuan and Zhang Yanquan dominated the field with 494.70 points. Cubans Jose Guerra and Jeinkler Aguirre were second at 443.46, and Germany's Patrick Hausding and Sascha Klein scored 437.10 for third.

On the women's side, Kelci Bryant (Chatham, Ill./Indianapolis, Ind.) and Ariel Rittenhouse (Santa Cruz, Calif./Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.) scored 287.70 in women's 3-meter synchro. China's He Zi and Wang Han claimed the title with 332.70 points, followed by Russians Yulia Pakhalina and Anastasia Pozdnyakova (313.59) and Australians Briony Cole and Sharleen Stratton (301.44).

Competition continues Sunday with Colwill and Jevon Tarantino (Boca Raton, Fla./Knoxville, Tenn.) in men's 3-meter synchro, Dunnichay and Cabassol in women's 10-meter synchro, Finchum and McCrory in individual 10-meter, and Bryant and Rittenhouse in individual 3-meter.

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