Krysta Palmer Wins Bronze in Women's 3m Springboard Diving

Krysta Palmer

American Krysta Palmer won the United States’ first individual women’s medal in diving since Laura Wilkenson during the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Palmer took home bronze, finishing with 343.75 points on five dive attempt and landing a 73.10 dive on her final attempt to clinch a podium spot.

The 29-year-old Palmer didn’t start diving until she was 20-years-old. She competed in gymnastics for several years and trampoline before starting her diving career.

China’s Shi Tingmao (383.50) and Wang Han (348.75) finished first and second atop the podium.

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