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Husker diver Knapton qualifies for two finals at U.S. Olympic trials
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Husker diver Knapton qualifies for two finals at U.S. Olympic trials

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Nebraska's Abigail Knapton finished sixth among 18 competitors in 3-meter diving to advance to the finals of the USA Olympic Diving Team Trials on Tuesday in Indianapolis.

On Wednesday, Knapton added a sixth-place finish in the platform semifinals to advance to the finals.

The six-time All-American and two-time Big Ten champion scored a 559.30 in the 3-meter semifinals and will compete at 3:50 p.m. Saturday for a spot in the Tokyo Olympics. The top 12 competitors advanced to the finals.

Krysta Palmer, a 28-year-old from Nevada, scored the top mark in semifinals with a 655.15.

Knapton's Husker teammate, Sara Troyer, also competed in the 3-meter prelims. She scored a 179.10 over the opening rounds to finish 25th out of 62 divers.

Knapton, an Omaha Marian graduate, scored a 575.50 in Wednesday's platform round.

 

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