SAGAMIHARA, Japan – A day after placing seventh in the men’s 3-meter synchro finals, Mark Anderson (Lake Forest, Calif/Austin, Texas) dove for Team USA Friday evening at the FINA Diving World Series - Sagamihara in the men’s 3-meter semifinal B group, where he finished sixth in his semifinal group and 11th overall in the event.
The men’s 3-meter event consisted of two semifinals with seven divers in group A and six divers in group B. The top three divers from each group advanced to the finals. Anderson, who was unable to move on to the finals, scored 383.95 points in the men’s 3-meter semifinal B group. Despite a front 2 ½ somersaults with 2 twists scoring 71.40 points in the final round, Anderson placed 3.40 points behind Germany’s Patrick Hausding. China’s Xie Siyi led B group with 519.90 points, and will be joined by Jack Laugher of Great Britain, who scored 476.75 points, and Russia’s Evgenii Kuznetsov, who scored 472.05 points, in the finals.
The World Series – Sagamihara continues Saturday evening at 8 pm ET with Maria Coburn (Austin, Texas) and Krysta Palmer (Carson City, Nev./Reno, Nev.) competing in the women’s 3-meter semifinals, while Tyler Downs (Ballwin, Mo.) will dive in the men’s platform semifinals. The FINA World Series – Sagamihara can be watched live on FINA TV.