June 21, 2012 in Sports

Ipsen leads in diving

Beth Harris Associated Press
 

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – Kristian Ipsen missed only one dive in advancing to the 3-meter springboard final with the top score at the U.S. Olympic trials on Wednesday night.

He led throughout the six-round semifinal, scoring 993.80 points and putting more distance between him and synchro partner Troy Dumais, who is bidding to join Greg Louganis as the only American men to make four Olympic diving teams.

Dumais totaled 954.20 after missing two dives. Scores carry over to Sunday’s final.

Two 2008 Olympians were close behind. Chris Colwill was third at 951.15, with Thomas Finchum fourth at 836.85. Two of Dumais’ brothers, Justin and Dwight, were fifth and sixth, respectively, among the 12 divers advancing to the final.

Ipsen is seeking his first Olympic berth, although the Stanford sophomore-to-be has two world meets under his belt. He and Dumais won a silver medal in 3-meter synchro at the 2009 worlds in Rome.

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