Well, the 3m diving finals are tonight! Both USA divers..Hixon and Ipsen...are in, with Hixon finishing 4th and Ipsen 6th among the final 12 divers. Defending Russian gold medal winner did not qualify. Mike Hixon flirted with medal slots throughout his 6 dives...first after three dives. He is just a point behind 3 rd place. China top diver was the most consistent and should be the favorite. Most of the other divers had one off dive that cost them points...including Mike Hixon. Did see Coach Hixon in the crowd....early in the event. Most of the crowd shots showed hometown fans supporting their divers.
Nescac1...the Spain trip should help the team bond...at least among the returning players. Amherst's trip overseas helped the team last season IMO.
Am currently watching the 3M diving on NBC. Michael Hixson just nailed a high degree of difficulty dive giving him over 91 points and a chance at a top 3 finish. I assume I'm watching a replay since you state that he is in 4th place going into the finals. Saw Coach Hixson and family numerous times as they flash to the family after each one of Michael's dives. Hoping he has a good finish tonight.