Swim & Dive

Delaney Schnell nails final dive to make USA World Championships roster

Delaney Schnell (USA Diving)

USA Diving’s 2017 World Championships roster is set after the final eight spots on the team were determined Sunday, May 21, at the World Championships Trials.

Tucson diver Delaney Schnell qualified for the World Championships in the women’s 10-meter. In all, 17 divers will represent the U.S. at the FINA World Championships, which will be held July 14-22 in Budapest, Hungary.

Schnell came from behind to qualify for worlds by five-hundredths of a point, finishing with 963.70 points to edge Tarrin Gilliland for a spot on the team. Schnell entered the finals trailing Gilliland by 8.55 points. Heading into the final round, the margin had been narrowed to 1.55 points. Schnell dove first and put down 81.60 points on an inward 3 ½ tuck, while Gilliland followed with 80 points on a back 2 ½ with 1 ½ twists to push Schnell into second place.

“I came into this meet with no expectations, just to dive how I dive in practice and see how I do. Before the last dive, I saw the score and I was like, ‘I’m going to go for it. I’m either going to hit the dive really well or I’m going to miss it and know that I tried my hardest,’ so that’s kind of how I went into my last dive. When I hit the water, I knew it. It was there,” Schnell said via USA Diving news release.

From USA Diving News Release.

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