U.S. Olympic Diving Trials are taking place June 6-13 in Indianapolis, Indiana, and NBCOlympics.com and the networks of NBC will have live coverage of all rounds of competition. Below is a preview of the big storylines for Saturday, June 12.
What to watch for
No American woman has ever competed in both synchro and individual springboard at the Olympics. That is almost certain to change this summer.
Either or both of Krysta Palmer and Alison Gibson, partners victorious in Thursday’s women’s synchro springboard event at the U.S. Diving Trials, could make history Saturday.
Palmer leads the individual competition by more than 60 points with five dives remaining in the individual competition. Gibson is less than two points away from second place, with the top two divers earning Olympic entry. Between them is 18-year-old Hailey Hernendez, a former national junior champion who led after the preliminary round.
In fifth place lurks Sarah Bacon, the pre-meet favorite and silver medalist at the 2021 Diving World Cup.
Following the women’s springboard competition Saturday, Brandon Loschiavo and Jordan Windle will look to hang onto their top-two positions in the men’s individual platform. Loschiavo, who represented the U.S. in the event at the 2019 World Championships, leads Windle by 50 points. Then 78 points behind the Cambodian-born Windle is former world bronze medalist David Dinsmore.
HOW TO WATCH
The women's springboard final begins Saturday at 4 p.m. ET [stream], followed by the men's platform final at 8 p.m. ET [stream]. Both events will air live on NBC and stream live on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports App.
UPDATE: Due to a crash at the Detroit Grand Prix, coverage of the women's springboard final will begin on CNBC at 4:30pm ET, picking up on NBC following racing. The entire event can still be streamed on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app.