Parratto, Hixon Final at FINA World Championships


BUDAPEST, Hungary – Indiana University divers Jessica Parratto and Michael Hixon each made a championship final at the 2017 FINA World Championships on Sunday in Budapest, Hungary.

In the final of the men’s 1-meter dive, Hixon placed fifth in the world with a score of 439.15. Hixon had an incredibly consistent performance in the final, scoring at least 70 points on five of his six dives. The Amherst, Mass. native ended the list with a great dive, scoring an 83.30.

The final was the second of the FINA World Championships for Hixon, who also placed sixth in the 3-meter synchro with partner Sam Dorman on Saturday. Hixon will also compete in the 3-meter dive starting on Wednesday, July 19.

In the women’s 10-meter synchro, Parratto placed sixth overall in the world with a score of 306.96. In the final, Parratto and her partner totaled three dives with scores better than 67 points.

Parratto will be the next Hoosier diver in action at the 2017 FINA World Championships, as she will compete in the 10-meter platform dive on Tuesday, July 18. Preliminaries will be at 4:00 a.m. ET, with quarterfinals scheduled for 9:30 a.m. ET.



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