Monday, February 19, 2018
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Brandon's Chris Colwill misses Olympic spot in 3m synchro diving

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — Troy Dumais became the second U.S. male diver to qualify for four Olympic Games when he won the men's 3-meter synchro event with partner Kristian Ipsen at the trials Friday.

Greg Louganis was the first U.S. man to make four Olympics: 1976, '80, '84, '88. Dumais also competed in 2000, '04 and '08.

Ipsen made his first Olympic team.

Second were Brandon's Chris Colwill and Drew Livingston. Only the winners make the team. Colwill has another chance to make the team in Sunday's individual 3-meter final.

Thursday, Nick McCrory and David Boudia, took their places on the U.S. team after winning the 10-meter platform synchro title. The duo carried a 114.84-point lead into the final.

In the women's 3-meter springboard synchro final, Abby Johnston and Kelci Bryant had to fight to hold their lead before narrowly qualifying.

McCrory and Boudia completed a wire-to-wire victory after having led the semifinal and preliminary rounds. McCrory and Boudia did the two toughest dives of the final.

"We've got really high hopes for London," said McCrory, who will go head to head with Boudia in today's individual platform final.

Toby Stanley and Steele Johnson, who finished second, knew they couldn't challenge the more experienced McCrory and Boudia, who dove together at last year's world championships in Shanghai.

"Our name is out there now," Stanley said. "They'll be looking for us in 2016."

In the women's final, Johnston secured her first trip to the Olympics and Bryant got her second.

Johnston and Bryant totaled 956.40 points in the final, with scores having carried over from the semifinal and preliminary rounds. Kassidy Cook and 2008 Olympian Christina Loukas finished second despite outscoring the winners in every round of the final.

Syrian Olympic chief denied visa: Britain has refused to grant a visa to Syrian Olympic Committee chief Gen. Mowaffak Joumaa to attend the Games, the Associated Press reported Friday. Joumaa has been barred over his links to Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime.

About 10 athletes are due to compete at the Olympics from Syria, where a 15-month-old uprising and government crackdown have killed thousands.

British Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged that athletes won't be punished "for the sins of the regime."

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