Lengthy Island native Andrew Capobianco and associate Michael Hixon snagged a silver medal within the males’s 3-meter synchronized dive on the Tokyo Video games on Wednesday.
Capobianco and Hixon scored 444.36 factors, trailing solely China’s staff of Zongyuan Wang and Xie Siyi, who scored 46.82, in line with TeamUSA.org.
The 21-year-old will now compete within the particular person 3-meter occasion on the Olympics, TeamUSA.org said.
“It positively makes me assured going into particular person and I’m blissful that the judges have been capable of see a bit bit extra of me heading into there,” the Indiana College scholar mentioned, in line with the web site.
Capobianco went to highschool in Wantaugh earlier than shifting to Holly Springs, North Carolina, WTVD reported.
George Younger, a former coach on Lengthy Island, mentioned that the diver had ambitions even at a younger age.
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“He mentioned, I wish to be a champion,’ and I checked out his dad and went, ‘I’ve bought a diamond right here,’” Younger advised Information 12 Lengthy Island.