Carson City’s Kyrsta Palmer wins U.S. title, off to World Cup
RENO — Former Nevada standout and current volunteer assistant diving coach Krysta Palmer has earned a spot on Team USA for the upcoming FINA World Cup, after her performance at the USA Diving Senior National Championship this past weekend, in which she placed first on the 3-meter springboard with her cumulative score.
“My semifinals round really put me in a good position going into the finals and even though I didn’t have the best dives in the final round, I was still able to remain in the lead and qualify for the World Cup, which is something I’m really proud of,” said Palmer of Carson City.
Despite finishing fourth in the event with her 277.35 points in the final, Palmer’s strong outings throughout all three rounds resulted in a cumulative score that allowed her to earn her spot on the World Cup team. This past weekend also saw Palmer compete in the mixed synchronized 3-meter board, and women’s synchronized 3-meter springboard, placing second in each event.
The 2018 FINA World Cup is slated to take place June 5-10 in Wuhan, China. Be sure to visit teamusa.org for more information surrounding Team USA and the World Cup.