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Livingston wins platform title

Updated: August 16, 2009, 3:59 PM ET
Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Drew Livingston, the 2009 NCAA 1-meter diving champion, earned his first national title Sunday, winning the senior men's platform at the U.S. Summer Diving Championships at the Morcom Aquatic Center.

Livingston entered the final round of competition nine-tenths of a point behind nine-time national champion Thomas Finchum. Both attempted the same dive in the last round, a back 2½ somersault with 2½ twists, and Livingston outscored Finchum by 15.2 points for ...

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