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Three U.S. divers advance to individual finals on day five of Junior World Championships

By USA Diving | Dec. 02, 2016, 2:58 p.m. (ET)

Three U.S. divers – all products of the Dominion Dive Club – advanced to the individual finals Friday at the FINA World Junior Diving Championships in Kazan, Russia.

Grayson Campbell
(Vienna, Va./Austin, Texas) finished fifth and Greg Duncan (Oakton, Va.) was seventh in the boys group A (16-18) 1-meter final. Campbell scored 504.70, with Duncan tallying a final score of 475.35 points. China’s Chen Linhai took first at 564.65, followed by Russia’s Nikita Shleikher with 543.65 points. Australia’s Matthew Carter scored 538.45 for third.  

Max Flory
(Fairfax, Va.) advanced to the boys group B (14-15) platform final and finished 10th with 393.35 points. China’s Ling Yang topped the field with 527.40 points, and Mexico’s Randall Willars scored 504.70 for silver. Russia’s Ruslan Ternovoy rounded out the medalists with 461.35 points for bronze.  Jack Matthews (Powell, Ohio) also competed in the group B platform event but did not advance to the final. He finished 17th with 332.60 points in the preliminary.

In girls 3-meter synchronized competition on Friday, Anne Fowler (Burke, Va.) and Carolina Sculti (Rye, N.Y.) finished eighth after scoring 255.57 points. China’s Chen Huiling and Lingrui Liu won gold with 296.70, followed by Australia’s Jayah Mathews and Georgia Sheehan at 286.50 and Russia’s Ekaterina Nekrasova and Tatiana Stepanova with 279.48 points.

The FINA World Junior Championships continue through Sunday, December 4. Flory will compete for the third day in a row when he dives in the 3-meter event on Saturday, with Nick Hart (Lafayette, Ind.) also competing for Team USA in that event. Saturday’s action also features Maggie Merriman (Orlando, Fla./Moultrie, Ga.) and Mya Kraeger (Lighthouse Point, Fla./Willis, Texas) in the group A girls platform contest.

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