Rostock, Germany- On the second day of finals at the FINA Grand Prix in Rostock, Germany U.S. divers earned two more medals, bringing the tally for the event so far up to five. Brooke Schultz (Fayetteville, Ark.) was the first diver of the day to medal, earning gold in the Three Meter Individual event.
“This win was a big confidence booster,” said Schultz, “I wasn’t really sure what to expect coming into this meet but I’m definitely happy with the results and have some good things to take back to training.”
In the Men’s 3 meter synchronized event, Andrew Capobianco (Holly Springs, N.C.) paired up with Mike Hixon (Amherst, Mass.) to earn the silver medal.
“For me and Mike, this was a stepping stone heading into the Olympic Trials and qualifying for the Olympics in June,” said Capobianco, “This was a good start and we definitely know what we need to work on but it was an exciting start to 2020.”
“For us, it was all about coming here and being competitive. Competing well and getting more comfortable when the whistle blows, and I think individually and in synchro we did that,” said Hixon, who also won silver in the Individual Three Meter event the day before, “Any time you get into a competition, it’s just practice. The more you compete, the better you get at it as long as you take something away from it.”
Competition will continue through Sunday with the Men’s 10 Meter Individual and Synchronized events and the Women’s Three Meter Synchronized event.
For the full results, visit:https://www.springertag-rostock.de/index.php/en/results-en.html.
For the full roster of U.S. Divers at the FINA Grand Prix, visit: https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Diving/News/2020/February/06/Twenty-Divers-Selected-To-Compete-At-FINA-Grand-Prix-Meets
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