Lengthy Island native Andrew Capobianco and accomplice Michael Hixon snagged a silver medal within the males’s 3-meter synchronized dive on the Tokyo Video games on Wednesday.
Capobianco and Hixon scored 444.36 factors, trailing solely China’s crew of Zongyuan Wang and Xie Siyi, who scored 46.82, in accordance with TeamUSA.org.
The 21-year-old will now compete within the particular person 3-meter occasion on the Olympics, TeamUSA.org stated.
“It undoubtedly makes me assured going into particular person and I’m joyful that the judges have been in a position to see just a little bit extra of me heading into there,” the Indiana College pupil stated, in accordance with the web site.
Capobianco went to highschool in Wantaugh earlier than transferring to Holly Springs, North Carolina, WTVD reported.
George Younger, a former coach on Lengthy Island, stated that the diver had ambitions even at a younger age.
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“He stated, I need to be a champion,’ and I checked out his dad and went, ‘I’ve obtained a diamond right here,’” Younger told News 12 Long Island.
https://nypost.com/2021/07/28/li-native-andrew-capobianco-wins-silver-medal-at-olympics/ | LI native Andrew Capobianco wins silver medal at Olympics