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Cook and Bacon Clinch Gold in Three Meter Synchronized Dive on the Final Day of Rostock

By USA Diving | Feb. 23, 2020, 4:15 p.m. (ET)

Rostock, Germany- On the final day of competition at the FINA Grand Prix in Rostock, Germany, the pair of Kassidy Cook (The Woodlands, Tex.) and Sarah Bacon (Indianapolis, Ind.) took home their second gold medal of 2020 in the three meter synchronized event. 

“Sarah and I will be competing in the three meter synchro at the World Cup where we currently don’t have a spot for the Olympics so, these last two competitions having come away with two gold medals in the event really sets us up well to perform the best we can in the World Cup,” said Cook, “These have been my first competitions internationally since the 2016 Rio Olympics, so getting out there and feeling those nerves and competing against different countries and getting that feel again was really important to me.”

“We really just wanted to get out there and get in front of the international judges heading into World Cup, and getting the gold here and the gold in Madrid definitely did that,” added Bacon, “It’s a confidence booster for both of us. It means the world to all of us, competing for Team USA and doing what we do, it just means the world. So if we can go to the World Cup and get that spot, then come back and dive at the Olympic Trials and hopefully make the team for 2020, that would be amazing.”

In all, USA Diving athletes earned six medals throughout the week, three gold medals, two silver medals and one bronze. 

The athletes will travel next to Rostock, Germany to compete in the next stop of the FINA Grand Prix February 20-23.

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