Sam Dorman wins second gold
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Sam Dorman won the 3-meter title Saturday in the U.S. national diving championships, four days after topping the field in the 1-meter event.
Dorman, from Tempe, Ariz., finished with 487.40 points. He earned 96.25 points on his reverse 3½ tuck in round three scored 91.80 points on his inward 3½ tuck in round five, and secured the win with 86.70 points on a front 2½ with two twists in the final round.
"I came into today with a good attitude," Dorman said. "I just listened to what Randy (Ableman) told me to do, and I followed through. Consistency is one of the hardest things for me, and I was not consistent at all in the prelims and semis. I was really focused today, and I came through. We nailed it."
Murphy Bromberg of Bexley, Ohio, won the women's 10-meter, University of Iowa grad Deidre Freeman of Grinnell, Iowa, and Kaylea Arnett of Spring, Texas, teamed to take the women's synchronized 3-meter, and David Dinsmore of New Albany, Ohio, and Steele Johnson of Carmel, Ind., won the men's synchronized 10-meter.
"I'm pretty excited to win my first senior national title," said the 18-year-old Bromberg, who will be a freshman at the University of Texas this fall. "It's been a busy summer for me, and I really wanted to have a good last meet with my club coach Justin (Sochor) before I head off to college."