USA Diving has announced a roster of 9 athletes who have traveled to Tokyo, Japan this week to compete in the FINA Diving World Cup. The trip comes as some countries, including notably Australia, have pulled out of the event over coronavirus concerns, though FINA and Olympic organizers have not yet ceded to that pressure to replan the event.
This Tokyo World Cup stop is the last opportunity to secure open spots for the Olympic Games. The Americans are still seeking to qualify for 5 spots
- Men’s 3-meter synchro (4 spots available, 1 per nation)
- Men’s 10-meter synchro (4 spots available, 1 per nation)
- Women’s 3-meter synchro (4 spots available, 1 per nation)
- Women’s 3-meter individual (x2) (Up to 18 spots available, 2 per nation)
Qualification spots are assigned to a country, not individual athletes. The USA Diving Olympic Trials are currently scheduled for June 6-13 at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, where the earned roster spots will be assigned to individual athletes.
“We are excited to be here in Tokyo and to be able to experience the Olympic Venue first-hand,” said USA Diving’s High-Performance Director, Dan Laak, “Our athletes have come to this event determined to represent their country and do their best to ensure we can send a full team back to Tokyo this summer. I am extremely proud of the focus and resolve our athletes have shown this week and am looking forward to seeing what we do throughout the competition.”
Of the group, three, Sarah Bacon, Andrew Capobianco, and Brandon Loschiavo, won NCAA diving titles in March.
Japan declared a third State of Emergency in Tokyo earlier this week amid a rise in coronavirus cases.
The full competition will be broadcast in the United States on the Olympic Channel (schedule below in Eastern Time).
USA Diving 2021 FINA World Cup Roster:
Men’s Three-Meter Synchro
Men’s Ten-Meter Synchro
Women’s Three Meter Synchro
Olympic Channel Broadcast Schedule
Does anyone know how many spots each country already has on each event? I understand that if a country already qualified on that event and said country gets top 4 then it will go to the next place etc.
FINA unfortunately doesn’t put forth a public tracking, so the best place to see is Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diving_at_the_2020_Summer_Olympics_%E2%80%93_Qualification
That data is up to date as far as public information.
Wish I could just buy Olympic Channel