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U.S. Olympic diving trials in 2024 to be in Knoxville

Tyler Downs

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - JUNE 13: Tyler Downs competes in the men’s 3-meter springboard final during day 8 of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Diving Trials at Indiana University Natatorium on June 13, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

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The U.S. Olympic diving trials will be at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in June 2024.

USA Diving announced Wednesday that Knoxville will host its trials, reportedly beating out a bid from Morgantown, West Virginia.

In most events at trials, the top two individually and the top synchronized team are expected to make the Paris Games, pending the U.S. qualifying quota spots at upcoming international competitions.

Diving trials were most recently in Indianapolis in 2008, 2016 and 2021 and Federal Way, Washington, in 2012.

Other major Olympic trials hosts were previously announced -- Orlando for the marathon and Indianapolis for swimming. Gymnastics and track and field trials venues have not been announced yet.

The U.S. earned medals in three diving events at the Tokyo Games -- silver in women’s synchronize platform (Jessica Parratto and Delaney Schnell), silver in men’s synchro springboard (Andrew Capobianco and Mike Hixon) and bronze in women’s springboard (Krysta Palmer).

The most successful U.S. diver of the last 30 years, four-time Olympic medalist David Boudia, announced his retirement in September. His last meet was the trials for Tokyo, where he missed the team by one spot in the springboard.

At last summer’s world championships, China won all 13 gold medals.

The U.S. earned three medals at worlds — Sarah Bacon‘s silver in the 1m springboard (not an Olympic event), Schnell and Katrina Young‘s silver in the women’s synchro platform and Schnell and Carson Tyler‘s bronze in the mixed synchro platform (not an Olympic event).

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