The United States divers have yet to win a medal in Athens, and there was just one event left after the women's springboard. The only time the Americans failed to win a diving medal was the 1912 Stockholm Games....Kunkel went to the evening with 209.76 points, still just the 11th-ranked
qualifier and a long shot to end the U.S. drought at the diving pool.
ATHENS, Greece — Maybe Greg Louganis should come out of retirement. The Americans are plunging toward a dismal performance at the Olympic diving pool, still in search of their first medal of the Athens Games “We have to go back and get to work,” U.S. coach Ken Armstrong said.-The Associated Press
Soldati battled countless injuries to finally qualify for her first Olympics at age 30, but she didn't hang around long. The American was eliminated Wednesday in the preliminaries of 3-meter springboard diving. ...
After Soldati won springboard at the U.S. trials
in June, her right shoulder began acting up again. Several cortisone
shots failed to relieve the pain. By the time she got to Athens,
Soldati couldn't even lift her right arm to wash her hair
The finish kept the USA Diving medals shutout alive with just two events to go...But Dumais' upbeat acceptance of the results could be a good sign for the long road toward Beijing in 2008.
"I finished the way I wanted to finish," he said. "I did a heck of a job,
He already has two bronze medals at the Athens Games after finishing third with different partners in both the synchronised springboard and 10m competitions. ...
Before Athens, Australia had won just three Olympic medals in diving, including two bronze in Sydney four years ago.
Dumais is the United States' best hope for a medal in Athens. The only time the Americans didn't win a diving medal at the Olympics was 1912, when there were only four events. So far, they are 0-for-5, with three events to go.
One opportunity of a lifetime missed. Almost everyone in Canada who was watching could see this too familiar ending: Almost everyone knew, everyone except Heymans, who never knows the score, who closes her eyes before every dive.