St. Louis teen earns a spot on the US Olympic team


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tyler Downs defeated a pair of Olympians to win the men’s 3-meter springboard title at the U.S. diving trials and earning a trip to the Tokyo Games at age 17. The teen from Ballwin also dives on the Purdue University team.

Delaney Schnell won the women’s 10-meter platform title. Downs finished with 1,333.75 points. 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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