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Schultz finishes 25th, Palmer 37th in women's 3-meter at World Championships

By USA Diving | July 20, 2017, 8:15 a.m. (ET)

                BUDAPEST, Hungary – Brooke Schultz (Fayetteville, Ark.) finished 25th and Krysta Palmer (Carson City, Nev./Reno, Nev.) placed 37th in women’s 3-meter competition Thursday at the FINA World Championships.
                Schultz scored 248.80 points and Palmer tallied 216.70 points in the first World Championships for both divers.
                Schultz started strong with 58.50 points on her front 2 ½ with 1 ½ twists and closed out her list with 63 points on an inward 2 ½ pike but had misses on the three dives in the middle of her list.
                Palmer opened with 45.90 points on an inward 2 ½ tuck and then went for the difficult front 2 ½ with two twists in round two, but missed for just 23.80 points. Palmer was the only diver in the contest to attempt the dive, which has a 3.4 degree of difficulty. She finished out her day with 58.50 points on her back 2 ½ pike.
                The World Championships marked Palmer’s first international meet as a diver after previously competing in trampoline before switching sports as a result of injury. This was just the second senior international competition for Schultz, who was a junior world champion on 1-meter in 2014.
                Earlier in the week Palmer won a bronze medal in the mixed 3-meter/10-meter team event with David Dinsmore (New Albany, Ohio/Miami, Fla.).
                Diving events at the World Championships continue through July 22. Friday’s competition features Dinsmore and Jordan Windle (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) in men’s 10-meter. 

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