Maddison Keeney (AUS) was sitting in 4th place after four rounds, then the unexplainable happened in the final round, dropping her in last place.
“I just wanted to do six dives the best I could. Other things are out of my hand as far as how other divers do or how the judges score,” said Hixon, who became the first U.S. man to medal on 1-meter at a World Championships since 1998.
Kristian Ipsen and Sam Dorman finished seventh in the men’s synchronized 3-meter final Tuesday at the FINA World Championships.
Two time Olympic Champ Qin Kai wins his 4th Synchro title, with his 4th different partner, this time Cao Yuan, beating the Russians by 12.27 points.
Incoming Wisconsin diving freshman Gabby Comunale won a 3-meter title to highlight a strong overall performance last week at the 2015 AAU Diving National Championships.
Sam Dorman and Kristian Ipsen (USA) finish in 7th with 405.99 points, 39.21 points off the podium.
After a Bronze in 2011 and Silver in 2013, Tania Cagnotto (ITA) finally wins Gold, beating Shi Tingmao (CHN) by 1.65 points.
By advancing to 10-meter finals, Cozad also secures a quota spot for the U.S. for the 2016 Olympic Games.
The Olympics channel on youtube has released a series of videos called “Aquatics Week” to highlight important figures and moments in the lead up to the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan.
Powered by Chen Ruolin who has now won her 5th synchro World title, for a 2nd time with Huixia Liu, scoring 359.52 points, winning by nearly 20 points.
Olympic champion Wu won her eighth world title from her eighth world trip on the second competition day of the FINA World Championships at the Kazan Aquatic Palace here on Saturday.
David Boudia (Noblesville, Ind./West Lafayette, Ind.) and Steele Johnson (Carmel, Ind./West Lafayette, Ind.) finished fifth in the men’s synchronized 10-meter final.
China’s team of Shi Tingmao and Wu Minxia took home gold in the women’s 3-meter Synchronized Springboard diving event to give China a sweep of the diving gold medals on the second day of the 2015 World Championships.
China’s team of Si Yajie and Tai Xiaohu combined to win the Mixed Synchro 10-meter Platform Diving event on the second day of the 2015 FINA World Aquatics Championships.
Silver went to Canada, which finished the day with a pair of silvers in diving. Jennifer Abel and Pamela Ware scored 319.47, including 72- and 73-pointers over the final three rounds.