14-year-old diver qualifies for world championships

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ATLANTA (AP) — Fourteen-year-old Tarrin Gilliland will compete in two synchronized diving events at her first world championships this summer.

The high school freshman from Midland, Texas won the mixed platform Friday with partner Andrew Capobianco at Georgia Tech’s aquatic center, site of diving events during the 1996 Olympics.

On the first day of the national synchronized championships, Gilliland teamed with Olympian Jessica Parratto to capture the women’s platform title.

Four other Olympians also are heading to the worlds in Budapest, Hungary.

Rio silver medalists Sam Dorman and Michael Hixon took the men’s springboard crown, while Steele Johnson, a silver medalist last summer with David Boudia, teamed with new partner Brandon Loschiavo to win men’s platform.

Another Olympian, Kassidy Cook, captured the women’s springboard with her new partner, 15-year-old Maria Coburn.

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