Dorman/Hixon, Parratto/Cozad qualify for first Olympic diving team
The pair of Sam Dorman and Michael Hixon qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics by winning the men’s 3m springboard competition at the U.S. Olympic Diving Trials in Indianapolis on Wednesday. Women's synchronized 10m platform pair Amy Cozad and Jessica Parratto qualified for each of their first Games, too.
It’ll be the first Olympic appearance for both Dorman and Hixon, who have never competed together domestically or internationally prior to Trials, whereas Kristian Ipsen and Troy Dumais earned bronze medals together at the 2012 Olympic Games in London in the event. Ipsen and Dumais were second to Dorman and Hixon, though only the top pair punches a ticket to Rio in this event at Trials. Dumais, who is aiming to become the first U.S. male Olympian to make five Games appearances, has another chance to qualify for Rio in the individual springboard.