Dinsmore Closes 2017 World University Games with Platform Silver

By USA Diving | Aug. 27, 2017, 10:45 a.m. (ET)


David Dinsmore, seen here competing at the 2017 World Championships Trials, took silver in the men's 10-meter event at the 2017 World University Games

The final day of diving at the 2017 World University Games produced hardware for the U.S. as David Dinsmore (New Albany, Ohio/University of Miami) earned silver in the men’s 10-meter final Sunday in Taipei. Dinsmore worked double duty at the University of Taipei Diving Pool, posting an eighth-place finish with Alison Gibson (Austin, Texas/University of Texas) in the mixed team event final.

Dinsmore entered the men’s platform final as the top seed, winning the semifinal one-day prior. He opened the final with an inward 3½ somersault tuck that received 86.40 points followed by a forward 3½ somersault pike in round two that earned 60.00 points, leaving him in seventh after the first two rounds. He bounced back with an armstand back 2 somersault 2½ twist free that lit the scoreboard for 79.20 points. Round four featured a back 3½ somersault tuck from Dinsmore worth 82.50 points, pushing him into second with two dives left. He fell to third after a reverse 3½ somersault tuck in round five that scored 76.50, requiring a strong dive to close out the final. Dinsmore did exactly that by saving his best dive for last, etching a mark of 91.80 on a back 2½ somersault 2½ twist pike to secure silver.               

Hyon Ju Ri (North Korea) claimed the top spot on the podium with 491.20 points with Dinsmore (476.40) and South Korea’s Yeongnam Kim (473.85) going 2-3. Christo Law (San Antonio, Texas/Ohio State University) also competed in the final, taking 11th with 369.25 points.

Dinsmore was back in action after winning silver, competing in the mixed team event with Gibson. The duo collected 324.05 points for eighth overall. Ukraine (398.90), Canada (362.80) and Germany (353.15) occupied the podium, officially closing the diving events at the 2017 World University Games.

The U.S. squad in Taipei finished with four medals, three silvers and one bronze. Below are the medal winners:

Briadam Herrera – Silver – Men’s 1-meter

Brooke Schultz – Silver – Women’s 3-meter

David Dinsmore – Silver – Men’s 10-meter

Christo Law and Olivia Rosendahl – Bronze – Mixed Synchronized 10-meter

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