Carson City’s Palmer advances to Olympic Trials finals

Carson City’s Krysta Palmer has advanced to the finals of the U.S. Olympic Diving Trials being held through next Sunday in Indianapolis.

On Saturday, Palmer, competing with 13-year-old phenom Tara Gilliland, placed fourth after the semifinals in the synchronized 10-meter platform diving. The finals will be held Wednesday.

Palmer and Gilliland finished with a 544.02 points behind Samantha Bromberg and Delany Schnell (560.64), Anna James and Katrina Young (576.00) and Jessica Parrato and Amy Cozad (617.28). Parrato and Cozad have a commanding lead to earn the one berth to the 2016 Summer Olympics in August in Rio De Janeiro.

Palmer has also qualified to compete in the individual 3-meter and 10-meter platform events at the trials.


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