The United States picked up three medals during the second leg of the 2008 FINA Diving World Series, falling short of the four medals won at the first world series event in Tijuana, Mexico. The second leg of the world series took place in Sheffield, England, May 24-25.
On Saturday, David Boudia (Noblesville, Ind.) and Thomas Finchum (Indianapolis) won silver in men’s synchronized 10-meter platform. The pair had won the bronze in the same event at the first world series event in April. Also earning their second world series medals were Kelci Bryant (Chatham, Ill.) and Ariel Rittenhouse (Santa Cruz, Calif.), who were third in women’s synchronized 3-meter springboard, duplicating their efforts from April. Rounding out the medals on Saturday was Troy Dumais (Ventura, Calif.), who claimed the men’s three-meter bronze.
Sunday saw a pair of fourth place finishes by the two synchro teams. The men's 3-meter synchro team of Chris Colwill (Brandon, Fla.) and Jevon Tarantino (Boca Raton, Fla.) missed out on a bronze by just over two points. Haley Ishimatsu (Seal Beach, Calif.) and Mary Beth Dunnichay (Elwood, Ind.) were fourth in women's synchronized 10-meter at 286.80.The FINA Diving World Series began in 2007 as a high-profile, annual competition series that gives the world’s best divers the opportunity to compete against each other on a regular basis. As in 2007, the 2008 circuit will take place in a group of three competitions, staged in three countries on different continents.