Schultz takes silver in synchronized diving at Pan Am Games

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Brooke Schultz earned a silver medal for Team USA in the synchronized 3M springboard alongside Sarah Bacon at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru with a total score of 290.10.

Despite not having been partners for very long, the duo performed at a high level to finish second in the event joining Canada (gold) and Mexico (bronze) on the podium.

The pair opened with a a forward dive in a pike position in the first round with a score of 48.00 to sit in a tie for first. A 45.00 on a reverse dive in a pike position, however, dropped the Americans out of first but a 66.60 on a front dive with two and a half somersaults and a twist in a pike position put the team back into the mix for a podium finish.

A fourth-round dive of 67.50 on a back dive with two and a half somersaults in a pike position vaulted the duo into second before a 63.00 on an inward dive with two and a half somersaults in a pike position on their final dive sealed the silver medal finish.

“It feels great,” Schultz said afterwards. “We came into this event to have fun and to walk away with a medal and represent the U.S. well. It’s definitely exciting.”

Schultz returns to action on Friday in the 1M springboard as an individual and continues with the individual 3M springboard beginning on Sunday.