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Brandon's Colwill in line for spot on U.S. team

INDIANAPOLIS — Troy Dumais made it 3 for three.

Dumais earned his third trip to the Olympics with a dominating performance in 3-meter springboard at the U.S. trials Saturday, but he had barely crawled from the water when his focus shifted to the ultimate goal — winning gold in Beijing against the powerful Chinese team.

"I'm going to get back in the weight room on Monday morning," said Dumais, 28. "The flame is burning as bright as ever."

Brandon's Chris Colwill will be favored for his first Olympic berth when the rest of the squad is named next month at a selection camp in Knoxville, Tenn. He was runnerup with 1465.10.

Colwill, 23, broke out a brutally tough dive in the final round, a reverse 2½ somersault with 2½ twists from the pike position. The crowd at the Indiana University Natatorium let out a collective gasp when the announcer called out the degree of difficulty — 3.9. No one else tried a dive higher than 3.5.

The Tampa Prep grad, who recently graduated from the University of Georgia, received marks of 6.5 to 8.0. His coach, Dan Laak, pumped his fists when Colwill popped up from the water.

"Throwing out the big dive at end, and doing it quite well, you can't ask for anything more than that," Colwill said.

Christina Loukas locked up her first trip to the Olympics with an easy win in the women's 3-meter. "It's not really hit me yet," said Loukas, 22.

Gymnastics: Paul Hamm is going to his third Olympics, and he never had to do a routine.

The reigning Olympic gold medalist, who missed last week's trials in Philadelphia with a broken hand, was selected for the U.S. team, along with Jonathan Horton. The rest of the six-man team and/or a training squad will be announced this afternoon.

"It's strange. It doesn't feel the same as it would for Jonathan," said Hamm, who still has to show he's physically ready to compete at a July 22 training camp.

"I am so pumped and excited to be on this Olympic team and stand next to Paul Hamm, who I consider to be one of the best ever," Horton said.

Horton had the highest all-around score, finishing more than a half-point ahead of David Durante, and had the second-best scores on floor, still rings, vault and parallel bars.

Brandon's Colwill in line for spot on U.S. team 06/21/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 1:07pm]
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