July 12, 2013
KAZAN, Russia – Rising junior Katrina Young and the United States women claimed the silver medal in the overall team competition as the World University Games came to a close for diving on Friday in Kazan, Russia.
“I was very proud of the whole team effort,” head FSU and Team USA diving coach Patrick Jeffrey said. “They maintained a great attitude all week and fought for every dive. They we all very consistent and it was an honor for Katrina and me to contribute toward that effort. I feel we represented the Seminoles well this week.”
Team medals for diving are awarded based on overall performance throughout the Games. Each country’s top two scores from the preliminaries in each of the individual events as well as the final scores from each of the synchronized events are added together to determine the team medalists.
The U.S. women finished with a total 2109.91 team points, second only to China’s 2437.97 points. Russia took the bronze with a total of 2095.97.
Young contributed to the team race by placing sixth in the 10-meter platform event on Monday. The Shoreline, Wash. native saved her best round for last and turned in a score of 289.20 in finals.
“I was pleased with Katrina’s performance,” Jeffrey said. “She had three lists to perform today and that’s a very long day in diving. Katrina got better as the day went on and I was very proud of her.”
Russia’s Yulia Koltunova won the gold with 347.35 points, while China’s Xia Yuhua (335.75) and Chen Ni (312.45) took silver and bronze. The other American in the field, Laura Ryan (Georgia) finished in fifth just ahead of Young with a tally of 292.00.
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