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3 IU divers qualify for Tokyo Olympics

Andrew Capobianco, Michael Hixon and Jessica Parratto qualified for the U.S. Olympic Team at the Olympic Diving Trials at the IU Natatorium Friday evening.

INDIANAPOLIS — Three IU Hoosiers are heading to Tokyo for the Olympic Games.

Andrew Capobianco, Michael Hixon and Jessica Parratto qualified for the U.S. Olympic Team at the Olympic Diving Trials at the IU Natatorium Friday evening.

Parratto, a 2019 Indiana University graduate, will head to her second Olympics as part of a synchronized 10-meter platform team with Delaney Schnell. Parratto finished seventh in the synchronized 10-meter and tenth in the individual 10-meter events at the Rio Olympics in 2016. 

Schnell dives at the University of Arizona.

Parratto and Schnell were consistent throughout the final round, finishing with 930.00 points. Katrina Young, who made the Olympic team in 2016, and Murphy Bromberg finished second at 888.54.

On the men's side, Andrew Capobianco and Michael Hixon will represent IU in the synchronized 3-meter springboard competition in Tokyo. 

Hixon, a 2018 IU graduate, won a silver medal in the event at the Rio Olympics five years ago. He finished tenth in the individual 3-meter event.

Capobianco, this year's 3-meter NCAA champion, will be making his first Olympics appearance.

The duo won handily with 1,289.27 points. Greg Duncan and Grayson Campbell took second at 1,168.80. Hixon and Copobianco capped off their list with a forward 4 1/2 somersault tuck that earned 90.6 points for a dive with a 3.8 degree of difficulty.

Krysta Palmer and Alison Gibson made the U.S. team by winning the women's 3-meter synchro on Thursday.

The Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to start with the Opening Ceremonies on Friday, July 23 on Channel 13.

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