U.S. divers will clinch Olympic berths starting Wednesday night.
The Olympic Trials have reached the finals stage. Top contenders going into the Trials are leading every event. The final scores are an accumulation of the already completed preliminaries and semifinals and the upcoming finals.
Here are event-by-event standings:
Men’s Synchronized Springboard
Winner goes to Rio
1. Samuel Dorman/Michael Hixon — 871.53
2. Troy Dumais/Kristian Ipsen — 815.01
3. Mark Anderson/Dwight Dumais — 743.40
Dorman and Hixon, two of the top individual springboard divers, are competing for the first time together and opened a comfortable lead on the Olympic bronze medalists. Dumais and Ipsen may have the Olympic experience, but they were beaten in two national competitions in 2015.
FINAL: Wednesday, 9-11 p.m., on NBCSN and NBCOlympics.com (STREAM LINK)
Women’s Synchronized Platform
Winner goes to Rio
1. Jessica Parratto/Amy Cozad — 617.28
2. Anna James/Katrina Young — 576.00
3. Murphy Bromberg/Delaney Schnell — 560.64
Whoever makes the Olympic team will be first-time Olympians, as neither of the U.S. women’s platform divers from London are back. Parratto and Cozad came into Trials as the most decorated pair, winning the last two Winter Nationals titles. They’re backing it up so far.
FINAL: Wednesday, 9-11 p.m. ET, on NBCSN and NBCOlympics.com (STREAM LINK)
Men’s Synchronized Platform (Winner goes to Rio)
1. David Boudia/Steele Johnson — 835.56
2. Ryan Hawkins/Toby Stanley — 710.58
3. Max Showalter/Zachary Cooper — 698.46
Boudia and Johnson were the biggest favorites across all the synchro events coming in, and they go into finals with the biggest lead of all events. Boudia, an Olympic synchro bronze medalist with the now-retired Nick McCrory in 2012, is set to clinch his third Olympic berth. Fellow Indiana native Johnson eyes his first Games.
FINAL: Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m. ET, on NBCSN and NBCOlympics.com (STREAM LINK)
Men’s Springboard (Top two go to Rio)
1. Kristian Ipsen — 973.20
2. Michael Hixon — 966.15
3. Mark Anderson — 856.95
4. Troy Dumais — 856.10
Ipsen will hope to not repeat the 2012 Trials, when he led until coming up well short on the penultimate dive and then ended up 1.25 points out of qualifying individually for London. Though his edge over Hixon is small, his place in the all-important top two is very secure.
FINAL: Saturday, 4:30-6 p.m. ET, on NBC and NBCOlympics.com (STREAM LINK)
Women’s Platform (Top two go to Rio)
1. Jessica Parratto — 714.95
2. Murphy Bromberg — 645.95
3. Amy Cozad — 645.80
4. Katrina Young — 620.35
The closest race for an Olympic berth. While Parratto is well ahead, Bromberg and Cozad are essentially tied going into the finals. Parratto and Cozad will likely both be diving with the assurance they already made the Olympic team in the synchro platform. The pressure will be greater on Bromberg. who finished third behind Cozad and Parratto in the 2015 World Championships Trials.
FINAL: Saturday, 8-9 p.m. ET, on NBC and NBCOlympics.com (STREAM LINK)
Women’s Springboard (Top two go to Rio)
1. Kassidy Cook — 660.85
2. Abby Johnston — 626.55
3. Laura Ryan — 611.60
4. Lauren Reedy — 605.70
The U.S. qualified one women’s springboard spot for the Olympics, but FINA reallocated the U.S. a second spot this week. Cook certainly doesn’t want to leave it to chance after finishing second in synchro and fourth individually at the 2012 Trials, just missing the London team. Johnston, a London Games synchro silver medalist, is the only female diver left at Olympic Trials with Olympic experience.
FINAL: Sunday, 4:30-6 p.m. ET, on NBC and NBCOlympics.com (STREAM LINK)
Men’s Platform (Top two go to Rio)
1. David Boudia — 1007.25
2. Steele Johnson — 961.80
3. David Dinsmore — 953.90
4. Zachary Cooper — 768.15
The Olympic champion Boudia overtook his synchro partner Johnson for the lead in the semifinals. Dinsmore, who edged Johnson at the 2015 World Championships Trials and the World Cup in Rio in February, is within striking distance with six dives remaining.
FINAL: Sunday, 7-8 p.m. ET, on NBC and NBCOlympics.com (STREAM LINK)Follow @nzaccardi