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Mike Hixon, Andrew Capobianco Win Silver for US in Men's Synchronized 3m Springboard Final

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Andrew Capobianco and Mike Hixon
Andrew Capobianco and Mike Hixon
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The American duo of Andrew Capobianco and Michael Hixon took home the silver medal for the United States in the men’s synchronized 3m springboard. 

The two Americans finished with a score of 444.36. It is the third straight Olympics that the U.S. has medaled in the event.

After struggling in the first two rounds in the back and reverse dives, Capobianco and Hixon flourished in the final four rounds. They finished with the best score in the inward 3½ somersaults and their performances in the forward 2½ somersaults 2 twists and reverse 1½ somersaults 3½ twists were second.

It is the second medal in the event for Hixon, who won silver in 2016 with then-partner Sam Dorman. It is the first Olympic medal for Capobianco, who is competing in his first Olympics this year. 

The Chinese pair of Wang Zongyuan and Xie Siyi won the gold in the event, scoring 467.82 points. It is the third gold medal for China in the synchronized events and fourth medal in diving. China is now tied with Japan for the most gold medals in Tokyo with 11. 

Germany’s Patrick Hausding and Lars Rudiger snuck by Mexico with the last dive of the event to win the bronze. It is Hausding’s third Olympic medal in his career.

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