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Missouri teen earns spot on U.S. Olympic diving team

(AP) A St. Louis-area teenager has earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic diving team for the Tokyo Games.

Tyler Downs defeated a pair of Olympians to win the men’s 3-meter springboard title at the U.S. diving trials and earning a trip to the Tokyo Games at age 17. Downs is from Ballwin, Mo.

Delaney Schnell won the women’s 10-meter platform title. Downs finished with 1,333.75 points. Andrew Copobianco took second at 1,319.40 to earn the other berth.

David Boudia, who won the 10-meter title at the 2012 London Games and finished third in Rio five years ago, was third to miss out on a fourth Olympic appearance. Laura Wilkinson, the 2000 Olympic champion on 10-meter, finished 10th in a comeback at age 43.

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