Carolina Sculti (L) and Anne Fowler (R), seen here at the 2016 FINA World Junior Diving Championships, finished fourth in the women's synchronized 3-meter event at the FINA Grand Prix-Rostock.
The final day of competition at the FINA Grand Prix in Rostock, Germany saw the synchronized pair of Anne Fowler (Burke, Va./Alexandria Dive Club) and Carolina Sculti (Rye, N.Y./Marlins Diving Club) record a fourth-place finish in the women’s synchronized 3-meter contest Sunday morning. Team USA also received a seventh-place finish from Olivia Rosendahl (Los Angeles/Northwestern University) and Sophie McAfee (San Marino, Calif./Trojan Dive Club) in the women’s synchronized 10-meter event.
Fowler and Sculti amassed 258.45 points in the final for fourth overall, producing dives worth 51.15 points or more in the final three rounds. The pair went 54.90 (back 2½ somersault pike), 51.15 (forward 3½ somersault pike) and 61.20 (forward 2½ somersault 1 twist pike) to close the final. Fowler and Sculti won the women’s synchronized 3-meter event at the 2017 USA Diving Winter National Championships this past December.
Rosendahl and McAfee compiled 250.20 points to come in seventh overall in the women’s synchronized 10-meter final. The duo, winners of the event at the 2017 USA Diving Winter National Championships, closed the final with their highest-scoring dives coming in rounds four and five. They earned 54.72 on an inward 3½ somersault tuck and ended on a back 2½ somersault 1 ½ twist pike that collected 63.36 points.
Ben Bramley (Wellesley, Mass./Unattached) and Max Flory (Fairfax, Va./Dominion Dive Club) represented the Stars and Stripes in the men’s 10-meter event as Bramley took 17th in the preliminary and Flory finished 22nd. Bramley posted a total score of 321.75, highlighted by a back 2½ somersault 1½ twist pike worth 72.00 points. Flory showed strong consistency in the preliminary, notching three dives that earned 56.00 points for his best marks of the preliminary. He finished with a total score of 306.55 points.
The next stop for the FINA Grand Prix circuit takes the competition to Calgary, Alberta, May 10-13. The next FINA meet is the FINA World Series stop in Beijing, China, March 9-11.