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LONDON – Kelci Bryant, a former Indiana state high propagandize diving champion who lerned in Indianapolis for several years, teamed with Abby Johnston to win a china award in a women’s synchronized 3-meter diving Sunday, winning a United States’ initial Olympic award in a competition given 2000.
Bryant, 23, of Chatham, Ill., and Johnston, 22, of Upper Arlington, Ohio, successfully finished a final of 5 dives – a behind 2 1/2 somersault – and scored 321.90 points. That cumulative silver.
China’s Wu Minxia and He Zi emphatically won a bullion with 346.20. Canada’s Emilie Heymans and Jennifer Abel took a bronze with 316.80.
The Americans finished their Olympic synchro drought, too. Since synchro events were introduced in 2000, U.S. teams had left 0-for-12 in attempts for medals.
It was a third unbroken bullion in a eventuality for Wu. She and He finished initial and second on particular 3-meter during a 2011 World Championships.
It was Wu’s fifth Olympic diving medal, pulling her within one of Guo Jingjing’s record of six.
Although Bryant and Johnston were fourth here during February’s World Cup and medaled in 3 successive diving World Series events, they were not mentioned in a Olympic News Service preview.
Bryant finished fourth during a 2008 Olympics with a opposite teammate, Ariel Rittenhouse. Bryant (Minnesota) and Johnston (Duke) have both been particular NCAA champions on 3-meter.
Bryant, a local Chatham, Ill., spent many of a past 8 years in Indiana. She won a 2005 state pretension for Harrison High School in West Lafayette and afterwards lerned in Indianapolis. She started college during Miami (Fla.), returned to Indy and after eliminated to Minnesota.R Soft Web Hosting