Abigail Johnston

Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

WATCH LIVE: USA’s Johnston dives for gold; Lea in cycling action

Leave a comment

Mid-afternoon will see a gold medal awarding in women’s springboard diving, though the Americans hope is now a lone one.

Kassidy Cook is an alternate after finishing 13th in the semifinals, meaning Abigail Johnston (7th in semifinals) is all-but-certain. to be the only USA diver competing to medal on Sunday.

The diving starts at 3 p.m. EDT

WATCH LIVE: Women’s springboard final

Also at 3 p.m. EDT, Bobby Lea of the USA is among those cycling for glory on Day of the Rio Olympics.

WATCH LIVE: Track cycling Day 9

Diving: USA’s Johnston onto women’s springboard final, Cook finishes 13th

AP Photo/Wong Maye-E
Leave a comment

Abigail Johnston is onto the women’s 3m springboard final, while her Team USA teammate is merely a reserve.

Johnston tied for fith with a semifinal score of 324.75, while medal hopeful Kassidy Cook finished 13th.

That’s the first reserve spot for Sunday’s final, as she came within 3.9 points of the all-important Top 12.

Favorites Shi Tingmao and He Zi of China finished 1-2, and Shi’s 385 score blew away the field. That includes a relatively perfect 81 on her third of five dives.