Brooke Schultz, seen here at the 2017 World Championships Trials in Indianapolis, won silver on 3-meter at the 2017 World University Games
Brooke Schultz (Fayetteville, Ark./University of Arkansas) produced a silver medal for the U.S. squad at the 2017 World University Games Saturday in Taipei as she finished second in the women’s 3-meter final. Teammate Michal Bower (Loveland, Colo./Indiana University) came in 11th in the event.
Schultz held onto the top spot for the first four rounds of the final, posting scores of 66.00 (forward 2½ somersault 1 twist pike), 63.55 (forward 3½ somersault pike), 72.00 (reverse 2½ somersault pike) and 64.50 (back 2½ somersault pike). It was not until the final round that Schultz fell into second after an inward 2½ somersault pike worth 57.00 points left her with a total score of 323.05. Arantxa Chavez (Mexico) squeaked by Schultz for first with 327.85 and Suji Kim (South Korea) was a distant third with 309.90. Bower finished 11th in the final with 222.45 points.
David Dinsmore (New Albany, Ohio/University of Miami), Christo Law (San Antonio, Texas/Ohio State University) and Dash Enos (Studio City, Calif./University of Southern California) all represented the U.S. in the men’s platform preliminary with Dinsmore (426.05) and Law (381.55) advancing to the semifinal, finishing fourth and 12th respectively. Enos took 13th with 363.45 points, but could not advance as countries cannot send more than two divers beyond the preliminary.
Dinsmore and Law continued to press forward in the competition with stellar performances in the semifinal. Dinsmore crafted a first-place finish with a mark of 471.55 to secure the top seed in tomorrow’s final and Law will be seeded 11th after posting a score of 388.40.
The final day of diving at the 2017 World University Games includes the men’s 10-meter final and the mixed team event final. Dinsmore and Law will be competing for the U.S. in the men’s 10-meter final, which kicks off the day at 1:00 AM EST (8/27)/1:00 PM TTZ (8/27). Dinsmore will also represent the Stars and Stripes in the mixed team event final with Alison Gibson (Austin, Texas/University of Texas) starting at 3:00 AM EST (8/27)/3:00 PM TTZ (8/27).
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