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Diving: USA’s Johnston onto women’s springboard final, Cook finishes 13th

Rio Olympics Diving Women

United States’ Abigail Johnston competes during the women’s 3-meter springboard diving semifinal in the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)


Abigail Johnston is onto the women’s 3m springboard final, while her Team USA teammate is merely a reserve.

Johnston tied for fith with a semifinal score of 324.75, while medal hopeful Kassidy Cook finished 13th.

That’s the first reserve spot for Sunday’s final, as she came within 3.9 points of the all-important Top 12.

Favorites Shi Tingmao and He Zi of China finished 1-2, and Shi’s 385 score blew away the field. That includes a relatively perfect 81 on her third of five dives.

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