2016 Olympian Katrina Young (Shoreline, Wash./Tallahassee, Fla.) and Tarrin Gilliland (Midland, Texas/COM Aquatics) placed seventh in women’s synchronized 10-meter competition Thursday at a FINA Diving World Series meet in Fuji, Japan.
Gilliland and Young scored 278.94 points for seventh place a week after finishing sixth in that same event at a World Series meet in Beijing.
The Chinese pair of Zhang Jiaqi and Zhang Minjie won for the second week in a row after scoring 335.70 points for the gold in Japan. North Koreans Kim Kuk Hyang and Kim Mi Rae scored 311.58 points to edge Malaysia’s Pandelela Rinong and Jun Hoong Cheung by 1.26 points for the silver.
The Americans were in seventh place after three rounds but moved up to fifth place after their fourth-round back 2 ½ with 1 ½ twists scored 69.12 points. For the second week in a row though, the duo missed their final dive, scoring just 54.72 points on an inward 3 ½ tuck to drop back to seventh in the final standings.
The World Series in Japan continues through Saturday, although the U.S. team is finished with its competition. The third stop on the 2018 circuit is set for April 27-29 in Montreal.