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Teen diver eyeing London Olympics

Amherst, Mass., junior Michael Hixon looking to leap his way across the pond

Updated: April 16, 2012, 2:46 PM ET
By Christopher Parish | ESPNHS

This is an updated version of a story that was originally published in the April issue of ESPNHS magazine.

Just 18 dives separate Michael Hixon of Amherst Regional (Amherst, Mass.) from a spot in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

It may be a long shot, but anything can happen in the 18 attempts he'll make off the three-meter springboard at June's Olympic trials in Federal Way, Wash. And it isn't as if Hixon is a no-name in the sport.

In addition to his seven junior national ...

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