Ruiz retires without Olympic medal

Updated: August 14, 2004, 10:16 PM ET
By Sherry Skalko | ESPN.com

ATHENS, Greece -- Kyle Prandi couldn't spin fast enough. Mark Ruiz couldn't keep his hands together.

And just like that the Americans found themselves in last place in the 10-meter synchronized platform diving finals, and at the end of their careers.

Splash and burn.

Prandi and Ruiz's second dive -- a reverse 1 somersault with 2 twists -- had been their best in practice. It was their worst Saturday night. Prandi got stuck in his somersault rotation and ended up short ...

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