USA Announces Men’s Springboard and Platform Diving Teams for Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 07/17/2021, 6:56 AM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – JUNE 13: Tyler Downs celebrates after placing first in the men’s 3-meter springboard final during day 8 of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Diving Trials at Indiana University Natatorium on June 13, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)


Diving is a sport that has constantly evolved at the Olympic Games. Over the years, the United States has established itself as the most decorated nation in Olympic diving, but China is posing a challenge at a swift pace. Diving will be an exciting sport at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 and here are the male divers who will represent the USA this year. 

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Diving has been a part of the Olympics ever since 1904. From plunge-diving to now, the sport has seen vast changes. Right now, there are eight events as part of diving, four each for men and women. 

More than 100 athletes from different countries will battle it out for medal positions in the following events: 3m springboard, synchronized 3m springboard, 10m platform, and synchronized 10m platform.

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As for the schedule, the synchronized events will not conduct any heats and will jump directly to the finals. On the other hand, the 3m springboard and 10m platform will have preliminary rounds, a semi-final, and a final

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Americans divers who are going to Tokyo Olympics 2020

The United States held its Olympic diving trials from June 6-13 and filled out a total of 11 out of 12 possible spots on the Olympic diving team. The men’s synchronized platform is the only event the USA will miss at the Olympics this year. 

Furthermore, here are the athletes who’ve qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 2021 in their respective events:

Men’s Synchronized Springboard

Andrew Capobianco and Michael Hixon 

Men’s Platform

Brandon Loschiavo

Jordan Windle

Men’s Springboard

Andrew Capobianco

Tyler Downs

USA’s men’s diving team has a mix of high talent with a tinge of inexperience. While Andrew Capobianco might be an Olympic rookie, he is expected to aim for the top of the podium. His partner is the experienced Michael Hixon who won the silver medal in this event in 2016. 

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – JUNE 13: Michael Hixon competes in the men’s 3-meter springboard final during day 8 of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Diving Trials at Indiana University Natatorium on June 13, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Capobianco will also feature in the individual springboard event alongside Tyler Downs who will just turn 18 during the commencement of the Tokyo Olympics 2020. 

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Furthermore, five-time national champion Brandon Loschiavo and the highly talented 22-year-old Jordan Windle will gun for glory in the 10m platform event. 

How many medals do you think the men’s diving team will win at Tokyo Olympics 2020?

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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