Daria Lenz (Altadena, Calif./Stanford University) won a bronze medal on 1-meter to lead the United States on day three of the World University Games in Naples, Italy. Six other U.S. divers also competed in the finals of several other events on Thursday.
Lenz scored 244.25 points to pick up the 1-meter bronze behind a pair of divers from China. Song Shoulin won gold with 258.35 points, while Wu Chunting scored 256.30 for silver.
The U.S. had two divers in each of the men’s 1-meter, women’s platform and men’s 3-meter finals on Thursday.
Jacob Fielding (Los Angeles/Ohio State University) took fifth with 337.80 points in men’s 1-meter, with Conor Casey (Annandale, Va./Stanford University) finishing eighth at 259.90. China’s Liu Chingmeng scored 399.00 to take the gold.
In the women’s platform final, Abigail Knapton (Omaha, Neb./University of Nebraska) scored 253.70 points to finish seventh. Molly Fears (Plainfield, Ind.) placed 11th at 234.70. Alejandra Estrella of Mexico won gold at 327.65.
Jordan Windle (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./University of Texas) placed sixth in the men’s 3-meter final with 384.15 points, while Greg Duncan (Oakton, Va./Purdue University) scored 279.40 points to finish 12th. After winning 1-meter gold earlier in the day, Liu came through with 421.20 points on 3-meter to win his second gold. Windle and Duncan advanced to the final after placing fourth and seventh, respectively, in Thursday morning’s semifinal.
Diving competition at the World University Games continues through July 8. Friday’s competition begins with Emily Bretscher (Knoxville, Tenn./Purdue University), Lauren Reedy (Rochester Hills, Mich./University of Missouri) and Carolina Sculti (Rye, N.Y./Stanford University) in the women’s 3-meter preliminaries, followed by Fielding and Jacob Siler (Knoxville, Tenn./Ohio State University) in men’s synchronized platform, and Jacob Cornish (Honolulu, Hawaii/Austin, Texas) and Meghan O’Brien (Concord, Mass./Austin, Texas) in mixed synchronized 3-meter.