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Downs, Schnell capture final spots on US Olympic diving team

Tyler Downs (L) and Andrew Capobianco celebrate after placing first and second 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. (Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tyler Downs defeated a pair of Olympians to win the men’s 3-meter springboard title at the U.S. diving trials, earning a trip to the Tokyo Games at age 17. Downs finished with 1,333.75 points.

Delaney Schnell won the women’s 10-meter platform title.

Andrew Copobianco took second at 1,319.40 to earn the other berth. David Boudia, who won the 10-meter title at the 2012 London Games and finished third in Rio five years ago, was third to miss out on a fourth Olympic appearance.

Laura Wilkinson, the 2000 Olympic champion on 10-meter, finished 10th in a comeback at age 43.

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