July 12, 2019

Young Sets Sights on World Championships

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.   –  Former Florida State diving standout Katrina Young (2010-14) is set to compete at the 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. The diving competition will take place from July 12-20 at the Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center.

Young will represent the United States at her first World Championships in the 10-meter synchro event alongside 2019 NCAA 10-meter champ, Samantha Bromberg (Texas) on July 14.  The pair earned their spot on the team after winning the national title at the 2019 USA Diving Senior National Championships with a score of 292.42.

The 2016 Olympian was also selected to represent the USA in the mixed team event on July 16 along with Andrew Capobianco (Indiana), who made the team in 3-meter synchro.

The team event requires one male and one female from each team to perform three dives apiece. All six groups of dives must be represented and each diver must at least perform one dive from the 3-meter springboard and 10-meter platform. One dive must also be performed with a degree of difficulty of 2.0.

Prelims of women’s 10-meter synchro will be streamed at 9 p.m. on July 13 on the Olympic Channel. Should Young and Bromberg advance to finals, they will be televised on the Olympic Channel at 7:30 a.m. on July 14.


The team event will be televised on July 16 at 7:30 a.m. on the Olympic Channel.


Will Pisani (Canada), Tayla Lovemore (South Africa), Izaak Bastian (Bahamas), Ida Hulkko (Finland), Emir Muratovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Vladimir Stefanik (Slovakia) will compete in the swimming portion of the FINA World Championships that run from July 21-28.

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