Palmer earns bronze medal at world diving
Douglas High School graduate Krysta Palmer combined with David Dinsmore (New Albany, Ohio/Miami, Fla.) to give the U.S. its first medal of the 2017 FINA World Championships with a bronze in the mixed 3-meter/10-meter team event Tuesday night in Budapest, Hungary.
Palmer and Dinsmore combined to score 395.90 points on six dives to win the bronze medal. Matthieu Rosset and Laura Marino of France won the gold with 406.40 points and Mexico’s Rommel Pacheco and Viviana Del Angel were second with 403.25 points.
Palmer, a 2010 Douglas graduate and two-time Mountain West Diver of the Year for the University of Nevada, picked up 47 points on a reverse dive pike on 10-meter and then scored 55.8 points on a front 3½ pike and 61.5 points on a back 2½ pike on 3-meter.
“We did it. We didn’t have many expectations coming into this, but we had a great time and that’s what it’s about,” Palmer told USA Diving (teamusa.org). “This event is very new in a lot of eyes, and to have the opportunity to participate in it was incredible for both of us. We didn’t expect too much, but we came out and we’re happy.”
Palmer was also scheduled to compete in the individual 3-meter event, which started on Thursday.