Montreal, Canada- Mike Hixon (Amherst, Mass.) earned the Bronze Medal in the three-meter individual event during the FINA World Series in Montreal, the first medal so far for the U.S. in the event. Hixon is coming off two silver medals at the FINA Grand Prix in Rostock, Germany the week before.
“It’s definitely a really good starting point,” said Hixon, “The World Series is a little more competitive than the Grand Prix so to get a medal here I feel really good about that and I’m excited to just keep going up.”
Hixon also competed at the last minute in the three-meter synchronized competition on Friday with Steele Johnson where they placed fourth. The competition was the first time the two had dove together as synchro partners.
Earlier in the day, Delaney Schnell (Tuscon, Ariz.) and Murphy Bromberg (Bexley, Ohio) competed in the Women’s 10-meter finals placing fifth and sixth respectively. The event was Schnell’s first World Series event and first competition since December.
“While it wasn’t the result that we hoped for with Delaney and Murphy, we feel like they have something to be really proud of,” said Dan Laak, High Performance Director of USA Diving, “The dives they missed, were because they committed to them and this is a very positive trajectory. I am confident as they continue to train, that the results will come.”
Competition continues tomorrow with the Women’s three-meter, the Mixed three-meter synchro and the men’s 10-meter.
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