Five Olympians shine on first day

Updated: February 8, 2009, 9:12 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Olympians Kelci Bryant, Chris Colwill, Troy Dumais, David Boudia and Jevon Tarantino were among the first-day winners at the U.S. World Championship team individual events selection camp Sunday at Ohio State.

Even though they each won one of the seven competitions, there is no guarantee that they will be picked for the team by selectors when it is announced on Thursday. The camp runs through Wednesday.

Divers are asked to perform their list of dives a number of times and will be evaluated not just on their final scores but on a number of factors, including consistency, projected competition scores and degree of difficulty.

Bryant, from Chatham, Ill., won one of the three lists of dives in the senior women's 1-meter springboard with 282.35 points. Other winners included Ashley Karnes of Purdue with 278.75, and Brittany Viola of the University of Miami with 285.40 points.

Colwill (from Brandon, Fla.), Dumais (Ventura, Calif.), Boudia (Noblesville, Ind.) and Tarantino (Boca Raton, Fla.) each won one of the three separate lists of dives in the senior men's 3-meter springboard event. Colwill totaled 460.45 points, Dumais 449.40, Boudia 477.95 and Tarantino 468.00 points.

Ten of the 12 members of the 2008 U.S. Olympic team are competing.


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