Indiana’s Hixon Places Sixth at World Championships in 3-Meter Synchro


BUDAPEST, Hungary – Indiana University diver Michael Hixon continued his strong showing at the 2017 FINA World Championships on Saturday in Budapest, Hungary, placing sixth in the 3-meter synchro dive with partner Sam Dorman.

The team of Hixon and Dorman placed sixth in the world in the event on Saturday with a score of 409.05. The duo won the silver medal in the event last year at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. In the prelims, Hixon and Dorman qualified third overall with a total of 410.10

Hixon, who is diving in three events for Team USA under IU head coach Drew Johansen at the World Championships this week, will be in the 1-meter final on Sunday.

Also for the Hoosiers on Saturday, incoming freshman Andrew Capobianco and his partner, Tarrin Gilliland, placed 10th overall in the mixed 10-meter synchro with a total of 300.12

Along with Hixon in the 1-meter final (9:30 a.m. ET), IU’s Jessica Parratto will dive in the 10-meter synchro. Prelims are scheduled to begin at 4:00 a.m. ET, with finals of the event at 12:30 p.m. ET.


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