Six High Divers Set To Compete At FINA World Championships

By USA Diving | June 17, 2019, 4:13 p.m. (ET)

High diving was added to the FINA World Championships in 2013, and the United States has won five high diving medals in those three World Championships.

Two of the medalists are among the six U.S. high divers who hope to continue the U.S. streak when they compete at the FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea from July 22-24.

Steven LoBue heads to South Korea as the defending world champion after having won gold in Budapest, Hungary two years ago.  Ginger Huber won silver for the U.S. women at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain.

LoBue will be joined by David Colturi and Andy Jones in the men’s 27-meter competition in Gwangju, while Huber, Genevieve Bradley and Ellie Smart will represent the U.S. in women’s 20-meter high diving.

Colturi won silver at the FINA High Diving World Cup in China last month, and Smart won bronze at the 2018 FINA High Diving World Cup.

In addition to LoBue and Huber, other U.S. high diving medalists at the FINA World Championships are Cesilie Carlton (gold, 2013; silver, 2015) and Rachelle Simpson (gold, 2015).