FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Troy Dumais (Ventura, Calif./Austin, Texas) and Allison Brennan (Huntington Beach, Calif./ Columbia, S.C.) won gold medals Saturday at the AT&T USA Diving Grand Prix on Saturday, to lead a U.S. team that won four medals on the final day of competition and eight total over the three-day event.
Dumais scored 512.00 points the win the men's 3-meter, highlighted by scores of 96.25 and 94.50 on his final two dives to give him another Grand Prix gold after placing first on 3-meter synchro on Friday. Reuben Ross of Canada was second with 483.75 points, and USA's Chris Colwill (Brandon, Fla./Athens, Ga.) claimed bronze at 473.45. "I can't ask for more. The first round was not what I'm capable of, but other than that, I'm happy. I had five solid dives," Dumais said.
Allison Brennan (Huntington Beach, Calif./Columbia, S.C) won the women's 3-meter gold with 358.55, with a best of 76.85 on her final dive. Russia's Anastasia Pozdniakova was second at 340.55, and Canada's Jennifer Abel took bronze with 331.95 points. Christina Loukas (Riverwoods, Ill./Bloomington, Ind.) scored 319.95 points for fifth.
"All the divers I go against are talented, and it's an honor to be up against them. You're competing against the best in the world, but I can only do what I can do," Brennan said.
Brittany Viola (Orlando, Fla./Coral Gables, Fla.) won the battle for silver on women's platform with 329.15 points, less than a point ahead of Canada's Meaghan Benfeito, who scored 328.35 points for third. Roseline Filion, also of Canada, claimed the gold at 338.40. Kristen Asman (Columbus, Ohio) was sixth at 261.10.
"I had a lot of energy, and my performance was where I needed it to be," Viola said. "It's been a lot of fun."
Great Britain's Tom Daley scored 17 10s on his last three dives - including a perfect seven 10s on his back 3 ½ tuck in round five - to edge out Germany's Sascha Klein for the gold. Daley finished with 554.90 points, with Klein scoring 552.15 for silver. China's Zhou Luxin was third at 549.70. USA's Thomas Finchum (Indianapolis, Ind.) and Nick McCrory (Chapel Hill, N.C.) were fourth and fifth, scoring 520.00 and 514.00 points, respectively.