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

Published 07/17/2021, 7:07 AM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – JUNE 12: Hailey Hernandez (L) and Krysta Palmer celebrate after placing second and first in the women’s 3-meter springboard final during 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials – Diving – Day 7 at Indiana University Natatorium on June 12, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)


Diving is one of the most popular water sports at the Olympics. It is an art that the divers must perfect in order to win big at international events. The USA has always been a powerhouse in diving, and here are the female divers who will represent the nation at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. 

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Diving first made its Olympic debut in 1904 and has come a long way since. The Americans stand tall as the most decorated nation, but China has been picking up the pace quite tremendously, over the years. 

Female Divers who will represent Team USA at Tokyo Olympics 2020

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There are a total of four diving events in the women’s category. The U.S. held the diving Olympic trials from June 6-13 from which all six quotas for women were filled. These six divers will represent Team USA at Tokyo Olympics 2020. 

Here’s are the qualified divers with their respective events

Women’s Synchronized Springboard

Alison Gibson and Krysta Palmer

Women’s Synchronized Platform

Jessica Parratto and Delaney Schnell

Women’s Springboard

Hailey Hernandez

Krysta Palmer

Women’s Platform

Delaney Schnell

Katrina Young

Delaney Schnell and Krysta Palmer are both Olympic rookies and the duo will compete in maximum events for the United States. Schnell won the 10m platform bronze medal in the 2019 World Championships. 

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – JUNE 12: Hailey Hernandez prepares for a dive in the women’s 3-meter springboard final during 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials – Diving – Day 7 at Indiana University Natatorium on June 12, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Jessica Parratto and Katrina Young both qualified for their second straight Olympic games and will be expected to win big in Tokyo this time. 

Schedule for women’s diving events

There are four events in women’s diving at the Tokyo Olympics and all of them will take place at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. Both the 3m synchronized springboard and 10m synchronized platform will not have prelims or semi-final and will directly move ahead with the final

July 25 – Women’s Synchronised 3m Springboard Final (2:00 a.m. ET) 

July 27 – Women’s Synchronised 10m Platform Final (2:00 a.m. ET) 

On the other hand, the individual 3m springboard and 10m platform events will have the prelims, semi-final, and then the final. 

Springboard

July 30 – Women’s 3m Springboard Preliminary (2:00 a.m. ET)

July 31 – Women’s 3m Springboard Semi-final (2:00 a.m. ET)

August 1 – Women’s 3m Springboard Final (2:00 a.m ET)

Platform

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August 4- Women’s 10m Platform Preliminary (2:00 a.m ET)

August 4- Women’s 10m Platform Semi-Final (9:00 p.m. ET)

August 5- Women’s 10m Platform Final (2:00 a.m ET)

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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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