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IU's Capobianco competes for gold in 3-meter springboard final

Andrew Capobianco finished 10th among the 12 divers who qualified for Tuesday's final.

TOKYO, Japan — Indiana University diver Andrew Capobianco made the finals in the 3-meter springboard diving event to compete for a gold medal.

Capobianco finished 10th in the semifinals Monday night in Tokyo, earning a spot as one of 12 divers in the final.

However, Capobianco, 21, didn't quite pull it off. Although his first two dives put him in medal contention, he was fighting a back injury and ended up 10th with 401.70 points. 

The Chinese duo of Xie Siyi and Wang Zongyuan, who won the men's 3-meter synchronized diving gold medal last week, took the gold and silver Tuesday morning. Great Britain's Jack Laugher earned the bronze.

Capobianco is leaving Tokyo with a silver medal though after teamed with IU grad Michael Hixon to place second last week in men's synchronized 3-meter springboard.

The finals of the men's 3-meter springboard event will re-air in primetime Tuesday beginning at 8 p.m. ET on WTHR Channel 13.