IU’s Capobianco Wins Bronze at FINA World Championships


Indiana University diver Andrew Capobianco, along with teammate Katrina Young, won bronze for Team USA in the mixed team diving event at the 2019 FINA World Championships on Tuesday.

Capobianco and Young combined for a score of 357.60 to win the bronze medal for Team USA. China won gold with a score of 416.65, while Russia took silver with a total of 390.05.

The team event involves two divers – one male and one female – who will perform three dives apiece. All six groups of dives must be represented, and each diver must perform at least one dive from the 3-meter and one from the 10-meter. Both divers also are required to do one dive with a degree of difficulty of 2.0.

After combining to score an 80.00 on the duo’s first dive – 201B with a difficulty of 2.0 – the Americans found themselves in 15th place.

Capobianco and Young then catapulted up the leaderboard on the team’s second round of dives, scoring a 141.80 to move into fourth place.

In the final round, Capobianco and Young posted a combined total of 135.80 to surpass the Malaysian team to win bronze.