Hailey Hernandez Advances to Next Round of Springboard Diving

Hailey Hernandez dives


Hailey Hernandez overcame a shaky first dive on Friday to move on with ease to the semifinal of the women's springboard diving event.

The U.S. diver was 17th after her first dive but posted the fourth-best score on her second to vault up to seventh overall. She moved up one spot to sixth by the end of the program. The top 18 advance to the semifinal.

Krysta Palmer also advanced, placing 15th. Chinese and Canadian divers took the top four spots.

The semifinal is Saturday, with the final set for Sunday.

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