Hixon Places Seventh in 3M Dive at FINA World Championships


Indiana University postgraduate diver Michael Hixon placed seventh in the final of the men’s 3m springboard at the 2019 FINA World Championships on Thursday.

Hixon totaled a score of 449.95 to place seventh overall in the 3m springboard in Gwangju, South Korea. Sitting in 12th place after four rounds, Hixon posted marks of 85.00 and 85.50 in his final two dives to improve five spots and finish seventh.

Earlier at the FINA World Championships, Hixon teamed with current Hoosier diver Andrew Capobianco to finish eighth in the men’s 3m synchro with a score of 388.08. Hixon also took 17th place in the men’s 1m springboard at the World Championships.

Swimming gets underway in the pool in Gwangju on Saturday, July 20 and will run through Monday, July 28. Prelims will begin each night at 9:00 p.m. ET each night, with finals the next morning starting at 7:00 a.m. ET.