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Capobianco Makes Second Olympics, Tyler Earns Historic Double

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana swimming and diving athletes Andrew Capobianco and Carson Tyler qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics on the 3-meter springboard Sunday (June 23) at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials inside the Allan Jones Aquatic Center in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Capobianco makes his second Olympics after medaling at the 2020 Tokyo Games in the 3-meter synchronized competition and finishing 10th in the individual event.

Tyler, who won the 10-meter event on Saturday, earned his second event with his second-place finish on the springboard. He becomes the first U.S. diver since Mark Ruiz in 2000 to qualify for the Olympics in both individual events.

IU divers were the top-three finishers on the 3-meter springboard as Capobianco won with a score of 971.80, Tyler finished second (945.75) and Quinn Henninger took third (870.50). Capobianco and Tyler created a 55-point cushion between themselves and the field through Friday’s semifinal and did not let up Sunday. Boasting an average 3.6 degree of difficulty, Capobianco scored at least 80 points on five of his six dives Sunday. Tyler was sharp on his lower DD list, recording better than 70 points on each attempt. Henninger outscored both Olympians on Sunday after Friday’s scores carried over, hitting two dives for 91 points.

Indiana will send three divers to the 2024 Paris Games as Jessica Parratto earned her third Olympics, qualifying in the women’s synchronized 10-meter. The Indiana swimming and diving program has produced an Olympic diver in every Summer Games since 1964.