IU’s Capobianco Wins Bronze at the Pan American Games


Indiana University rising junior diver Andrew Capobianco won his first career individual international on Thursday night at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

Capobianco won the 1-meter bronze with 411.25 points, third behind Mexico’s Juan Celaya (435.60) and Jamaica’s Yona Knight-Wisdom (429.90). Capobianco was fourth overall after four rounds, but posted scores of 79.95 and 72.00 to move up and win bronze.

Also in the 1m final, Indiana postgraduate diver Michael Hixon took sixth place with a score of 385.80 points.

In the prelims of the 1m springboard, Capobianco qualified fourth overall with a score of 356.30, while Hixon qualified eighth with a total of 334.90.

Both Capobianco and Hixon will be back in action on Saturday, Aug. 3 when both will compete individually in the men’s 3m prelims at 1:30 p.m. ET. The duo will then team up for Team USA in the men’s 3m synchro event final that same day at 8:0 p.m. ET.