Rachelle Kunkel

American Rachelle Kunkel fell short in the 3M springboard.

The United States was once the world's diving superpower. Not anymore. American divers failed to win one medal in Athens, their first Olympic shutout in 92 years. Caesar Garcia and Kyle Prandi sealed the fate Friday.
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  • Diver Wilkinson aims for second platform gold
    American divers Laura Wilkinson and Sara Hildenbrand each advanced to the 10-meter platform final Saturday.
    Diver Wilkinson survives poor start in prelims
    Laura Wilkinson saved her best dive for last, allowing the defending Olympic gold medalist to escape the preliminaries of 10-meter platform Friday.
    Unexpected outcome
    They went from second to sixth. Yet, because diving repaired the Dumais brothers' relationship, it doesn't hurt as much.
    Garber: Perfect harmony
    Justin and Troy Dumais, although brothers, didn't exactly start out as the best of friends.

    Diving Trials Coverage

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    Wilkinson earns Olympic spot with final dive
    Going right to her last dive, Laura Wilkinson survived a scare at the U.S. trials Sunday and earned a chance to defend her gold medal at the Olympics.
    Ruiz ends Olympic diving trials on low note
    Mark Ruiz climbed to the next-to-last ledge of the 33-foot-high tower -- and couldn't go any farther.
    Troy Dumais adds 3-meter springboard title
    Troy Dumais, using a more difficult program than any of his rivals, won 3-meter springboard at the trials Friday night, clinching a spot that he already had earned with a synchronized victory.
    Dumais bros. qualify for Athens in synch diving
    The battling Dumais brothers are proving to be quite a team, earning a trip to the Athens Olympics in synchronized diving Thursday in St. Peters, Mo.
    Hildebrand-Cardinell win synch diving trial
    Laura Wilkinson and Kimiko Soldati were beaten by Sara Hildebrand and Cassandra Cardinell in synchronized 10-meter platform at the U.S. diving trials Thursday night.

    U.S. Nationals
    U.S. divers Garcia, Soldati win final tuneups
    Olympic team members Caesar Garcia and Kimiko Soldati won titles in their specialties Saturday at the U.S. National Diving Championships, their final tuneups before the Athens Games next month.
    Sweet music: Viola leads 10-meter qualifying
    Brittany Viola led qualifiers in the women's 10-meter platform Friday at the U.S. National Diving Championships, topping a pair of 2004 Olympians.
    Kunkel takes third straight 1m national title
    Rachelle Kunkel won her third straight women's 1-meter springboard title Thursday at the U.S. national diving championships.
    Soldati makes women's 3m springboard finals
    Kimiko Soldati, the Olympic trials champion in the 3-meter springboard, was third in qualifying Wednesday and advanced to the finals of the U.S. National Diving Championships.
    Siblings lead synchronized diving championships
    Justin and Troy Dumais led the qualifiers in the men's 3-meter synchronized diving preliminaries Tuesday at the U.S. National Diving Championships.

    Grand Prix Competition
    U.S. diver Ruiz fifth in men's platform at GP
    U.S. Olympian Mark Ruiz finished fifth in the men's platform at the Diving Grand Prix at The Woodlands Athletic Club on Sunday. China won overall honors at the event.
    U.S. divers again fail to medal at Grand Prix
    The United States failed to win a medal for the second straight day at the Diving Grand Prix, with Olympian Troy Dumais the top American.
    Ruiz, Kunkel win American Cup diving titles
    U.S. national team members Mark Ruiz and Rachelle Kunkel won titles Saturday in the American Cup diving competition at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.
    Hildebrand, Dumais dive well at American Cup
    Sara Hildebrand and Troy Dumais, both members of the 2000 Olympic team, were runaway winners in the American Cup diving events Friday night.
    Luo Yutong wins men's 10-meter dive event
    Luo Yutong of China won the men's 10-meter tower event at the World Cup on Sunday.