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July 31, 1995 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In sports, being in sync is good. Being synchronized, that's not so good. The word summons images of waterproof makeup and costumes and odd underwater maneuvers. Synchronized swimming has ruined it for synchronized anything else. That's the PR problem faced by synchronized diving, a new event at most national and international diving competitions (with the notable exclusion of the Olympics). "It's totally different.
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July 30, 2012 | Brian Hamilton
After Kelci Bryant and Abby Johnston folded every article of clothing in their rooms, the synchronized diving tandem headed to the bus Sunday morning. En route, Johnston turned to Bryant with a muted reminder: Don't forget to bring the podium outfit. You know ... just in case. And after breakfast and some episodes of "Burn Notice" and "Pretty Little Liars," bobbing along to the music in her headphones, contemplating a meet that would be her last, Bryant was in a happy place and offered her own reminder to Johnston: No matter what, we've done amazing things.
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August 14, 2004 | Helene Elliott
Here, in capsule form, are the events that will be highlighted today in Athens: Women's 3-meter springboard: Sydney gold medalists Yulia Pakhalina and Vera Ilyina of Russia return to defend their title. Guo Jingjing of China, who won silver at Sydney, returns with a new partner, Wu Minxia. Also worth watching are Irina Lashko and Chantelle Newbery of Australia. Lashko won silver on the 3-meter springboard in 1992 and 1996 while representing her native Russia.
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August 17, 2004 | From Associated Press
It was a glorious surprise, igniting a party complete with song and dance: The Greeks won their first gold medal of their hometown Olympics with an unexpected victory Monday night in synchronized diving. "I still can't believe it," gold medalist Nikolaos Siranidis said. "It feels like a fairy tale. It's hard for me to speak." Fairy tale? No. Miracle? Not quite.
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April 23, 1995
Irvine's Brian Earley and teammate Kevin McMahon of Fremont, Neb., won the men's three-meter springboard synchronized diving Saturday at the National Diving Championships at the Mabee Memorial Aquatic Center in Midland, Tex. Earley and McMahon finished with 329.43 points, nearly 30 points better than the next closest competitors. Newport Beach's Sandy Zubrin finished seventh in the women's platform finals, compiling 398.10 points. Patty Armstrong from The Woodlands, Tex., won with 451.74
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July 30, 2012 | Brian Hamilton
After Kelci Bryant and Abby Johnston folded every article of clothing in their rooms, the synchronized diving tandem headed to the bus Sunday morning. En route, Johnston turned to Bryant with a muted reminder: Don't forget to bring the podium outfit. You know ... just in case. And after breakfast and some episodes of "Burn Notice" and "Pretty Little Liars," bobbing along to the music in her headphones, contemplating a meet that would be her last, Bryant was in a happy place and offered her own reminder to Johnston: No matter what, we've done amazing things.
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August 17, 2004 | From Associated Press
It was a glorious surprise, igniting a party complete with song and dance: The Greeks won their first gold medal of their hometown Olympics with an unexpected victory Monday night in synchronized diving. "I still can't believe it," gold medalist Nikolaos Siranidis said. "It feels like a fairy tale. It's hard for me to speak." Fairy tale? No. Miracle? Not quite.
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August 16, 1999
Erica Sorgi of Mission Viejo finished fourth in the women's 10-meter platform diving event Sunday at the U.S. Summer National Diving Championships in The Woodlands, Texas. Sorgi, the defending champion, missed the bronze medal by 3.42 points. Laura Wilkinson of The Woodlands won the women's event and Mark Ruiz of Orlando, Fla., won the men's 10-meter platform event.
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April 18, 1999
Erica Sorgi of Capistrano Valley High won her fourth national championship in the women's three-meter springboard final Saturday at the U.S. Spring National Diving Championships in Orlando, Fla. Sorgi, who finished with 530.52 points, was more than 40 points better than second-place Jenny Lingamfelter of Southern Methodist. Sorgi, representing the Mission Viejo Nadadores, has qualified for a berth for the Pan Am and World University Games.
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April 24, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Tiger Woods injured the rotator cuff of his right shoulder and was forced to withdraw from the U.S. Intercollegiate Men's Golf Tournament on Saturday at Stanford. Woods shot a two-over 73 in Friday's first round, then hurt his rotator cuff on his tee shot on the first hole Saturday. He played until the pain forced him to stop after 11 holes. According to a press release from Stanford, his status for the Pac-10 tournament May 1-3 is uncertain and rest has been prescribed.
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August 14, 2004 | Helene Elliott
Here, in capsule form, are the events that will be highlighted today in Athens: Women's 3-meter springboard: Sydney gold medalists Yulia Pakhalina and Vera Ilyina of Russia return to defend their title. Guo Jingjing of China, who won silver at Sydney, returns with a new partner, Wu Minxia. Also worth watching are Irina Lashko and Chantelle Newbery of Australia. Lashko won silver on the 3-meter springboard in 1992 and 1996 while representing her native Russia.
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July 31, 1995 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In sports, being in sync is good. Being synchronized, that's not so good. The word summons images of waterproof makeup and costumes and odd underwater maneuvers. Synchronized swimming has ruined it for synchronized anything else. That's the PR problem faced by synchronized diving, a new event at most national and international diving competitions (with the notable exclusion of the Olympics). "It's totally different.
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April 23, 1995
Irvine's Brian Earley and teammate Kevin McMahon of Fremont, Neb., won the men's three-meter springboard synchronized diving Saturday at the National Diving Championships at the Mabee Memorial Aquatic Center in Midland, Tex. Earley and McMahon finished with 329.43 points, nearly 30 points better than the next closest competitors. Newport Beach's Sandy Zubrin finished seventh in the women's platform finals, compiling 398.10 points. Patty Armstrong from The Woodlands, Tex., won with 451.74
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August 8, 2007 | Diane Pucin
* KOSUKE KITAJIMA, Japan, swimming -- Kitajima, 24, won two gold medals at the 2004 Olympics, in the 100- and 200-meter breaststrokes, and is the world leader this year in the 200. His controversial style has prompted protests, but he has never been disqualified from a major meet. * OUSSAMA MELLOULI, Tunisia, swimming -- Mellouli, 23, is ranked first in the world in men's 800 meters and fifth in the 400 individual medley. He swam four years for USC.
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May 25, 1997
Erica Sorgi, a freshman at Capistrano Valley High, won the women's open one-meter diving competition with a score of 241.70 at the Mission Viejo Nadadores Memorial Day diving meet Saturday at the Mission Viejo Aquatics Center. Sorgi, diving for the Nadadores, also won the Junior Olympic girls' 14-15 platform with a score of 361.35, and teammate Jennifer McNally finished second with 289.15 points. Kristin Littell of the Nadadores won the Junior Olympic girls' 13 and under with a score of 266.55.
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