Young places 12th in preliminaries. American Jessica Parratto qualifies third.
Americans Jessica Parratto and Shoreline’s Katrina Young finished third and 12th in the women’s 10-meter diving preliminaries Wednesday at the Olympic Games to advance to Thursday morning’s semifinals.
Parratto finished with 346.80 points for third behind China’s Si Yajie (397. 45) and Ren Qian (385.80). Young, a product of Shorecrest High, advanced with her 12th-place score of 313.85. The top 18 divers qualified for the semifinals.
“I’m really pleased with (my list),” Young said. “I was a little bit over on a couple dives, but I had a lot of adrenaline and I had to reel it in a little bit. I was so excited to be on that platform representing the U.S.”
• Few bronze-medal games featured a more intriguing matchup than the one on Copacabana Beach, where Kerri Walsh Jennings, who has won three gold medals, and April Ross beat Brazil’s top-seeded team of Talita and Larissa.
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