Toby Stanley takes silver at the FINA Grand Prix – Malaysia

Toby Stanley (Conway, Ark./Indianapolis, Ind.) won the silver medal in men’s 10-meter as the FINA Malaysia Grand Prix came to a close Sunday in Kuala Lumpur.

Stanley won his first career individual international medal after scoring 456.25 points in the 10-meter final. He opened the finals with 81.60 points on his inward 3 ½ tuck and was solid throughout the contest, scoring no lower than 66 points on any dive and finishing out his list with 84.60 points on his back 2 ½ with 2 ½ twists. China’s Hui Liang dominated the contest with 532.30 points for gold, with Malaysia’s Ooi Tze Liang finishing with 448.60 points for bronze.

Zach Cooper (Trafalgar, Ind.), who on Saturday won bronze in synchronized 10-meter, also competed in the individual 10-meter event but did not advance to the finals. He finished ninth with 344.35 points.

In women’s synchronized 3-meter, Deidre Freeman (Grinnell, Iowa/Iowa City, Iowa) and Maren Taylor (Arlington, Va./Austin, Texas) scored 259.80 points to finish third behind two teams from Malaysia but were awarded the silver medal due to Grand Prix rules that allow the host country to enter two teams although only one can medal. Ng Yan Yee and Nor Dhabitah Sabri won the gold with 274.41 points, while Jasmine Lai Pui Yee and Kam Ling Kar were second with 267.51 points.

Cheyenne Cousineau (Temperance, Mich./Coral Gables, Fla.) and Katrina Young (Shoreline, Wash./Tallahassee, Fla.) competed together as a synchronized 10-meter team for the first time and finished fourth with 240.84 points but picked up the bronze medal because two Malaysian teams finished in the top three. China’s Ji Siyu and Si Yajie scored 332.70 for the gold, while Malaysia’s Pandelela Rinong and Cheong Jun Joong won silver with 327.84 points. Dhabitah and Loh Zhiayi finished with 293.67 points for third.

Diving News courtesy of USA Diving.

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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