Palmer Finishes 11th at FINA Grand Prix-Rostock

By USA Diving | Feb. 24, 2018, 12 p.m. (ET)


Krysta Palmer, seen here at the FINA Grand Prix-Rostock, finished 11th in the women's 3-meter event.

American divers Krysta Palmer (Carson City, Nevada/Nevada Diving Club) and Carolina Sculti (Rye, N.Y./Marlins Diving Club) were in action Saturday morning at the FINA Grand Prix in Rostock, Germany, as both athletes competed in the women’s 3-meter event. Palmer made her way to semifinal 2 and finished 11th overall, and Sculti took 19th overall in her senior international debut.

Palmer posted the third-highest mark in the women’s 3-meter preliminary with a score of 298.35. The Nevada native had three dives of 60.45 points or more, including two dives worth 63.00 points with a forward 2½ somersault 1 twist pike in round two and a reverse 2½ somersault pike in round four. She was slotted into semifinal 2 where she finished sixth in the semifinal and 11th overall with a score of 241.65.

Sculti kicked off her senior international career with a 19th-place effort in the women’s 3-meter contest, totaling a score of 193.20. The Stanford commit’s top dives in the preliminary included a forward 3½ somersault pike worth 51.15 points in round two and a back 2½ somersault pike that earned 54.00 points in round three.

The FINA Grand Prix-Rostock wraps up tomorrow with Americans competing in three events. Ben Bramley (Wellesley, Mass./Unattached) and Max Flory (Fairfax, VA/Dominion Dive Club) will be in the men’s 10-meter, Sculti & Anne Fowler (Burke, Va./Alexandria Dive Club) will be in the women’s synchronized 3-meter, and Olivia Rosendahl (Los Angeles/Northwestern University) & Sophie McAfee (San Marino, Calif./Trojan Dive Club) will be in the women’s synchronized 10-meter. Events begin at 9:30 a.m. CET/3:30 a.m. EST.

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