ATLANTA- The USA Diving Junior National Championships continued with day three at the McAuley Aquatic Center with Anna Lemkin (Stanford Diving Club) winning the 11-and under girls 1-meter, while Joshua Hedberg (Indiana International School of Diving) clinched the group D boys 3-meter title.
Lemkin began diving just a year ago and won all three of the 11-and-under girls categories. She earned her third gold medal after scoring 223.60 points in Tuesday’s final, and she earned her first two gold medals in the group D girls 3-meter and girls platform events. Molly Gray (Stanford Diving Club) clinched her second silver medal in this week’s competition after scoring 209.85 points. Isabel Bailey placed third, just .40 points behind Gray.
Hedberg, who also won all three titles in his 11-and-under group, scored 262.35 points in the boys 3-meter final to earn his third gold medal. In addition to today’s gold, he also won gold medals in the boys 1-meter and boys platform in this week’s competition. Ivor Brown (Dominion Dive Club), who earned a bronze medal in Monday’s boys platform category, tied for second place with Casey McCracken (Rebel Dive Club) with 209.70 points.
In the third day of competition, divers competed in the preliminary rounds of the B boys 3-meter, B girls platform, C girls 1-meter, A girls 3-meter, A boys platform and C boys 1-meter. Six divers from each event will join prequalified divers to compete in their event’s semifinals. Divers who qualified for the semifinal in the group A boys platform will compete Thursday, while the group C girls 1-meter and the group C boys 1-meter will take place Friday. Saturday’s competition will feature groups B boys 3-meter, group B girls platform and A girls 3-meter semifinals.
The 2018 USA Diving Junior National Championships continues through Saturday, August 4. Wednesday’s events will showcase the group C semifinals and finals in the girls 3-meter and the boys platform. Semifinals begin at 9 a.m. ET, while finals will start at 11:05 a.m. ET. All events will be live streamed and can be found here.