Jessica Parratto, Katrina Young clinch U.S. Olympic berths in women’s platform
Jessica Parratto and Katrina Young clinched the two U.S. Olympic diving berths in the women’s platform event by finishing in the top two at the Diving Trials on Saturday in Indianapolis.
Parratto led going into the final round and clinched an individual berth before taking her final dive. Young, meanwhile, began the finals in fourth place, but jumped past Murphy Bromberg and Amy Cozad. Both Parratto and Young will make their Olympic debuts.
Earlier in the week, Parratto and Cozad clinched U.S.'s Olympic berth in the women’s synchronized platform.
VIDEO: U.S. Olympic Diving Trials
Cozad entered Trials as the favorite coming off a win at the 2015 Winter Nationals, with Parratto taking second. At the 2015 Worlds, Cozad placed as the top American in sixth, while Parratto finished 21st.
But Parratto, whose 22nd birthday is Sunday, excelled at Trials. She gets it from her mother, Amy, who was an All-American diver at Wellesley College and her daughter’s first diving coach.
Young, 24, finished 23rd in the 2015 NCAA Championships for Florida State. She is the granddaughter of an Olympic track and field bronze medalist from the 1948 Olympics.