Tori Lamp finishes 10th in World Championships

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Tori Lamp dives during the platform portion of the Tennessee Diving Invitational in January at the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center.

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Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics Tori Lamp dives during the platform portion of the Tennessee Diving Invitational in January at the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center.

Tennessee senior Tori Lamp finished 10th in the women’s 10-meter diving finals at the FINA World Championships on Thursday in Barcelona, Spain.

The Bearden High School graduate scored 301.20 points in her first World Championships final, highlighted by 82.80 points on her armstand back double somersault with 2½ twists in the first round. With a 3.6 degree of difficulty, it was the most difficult dive performed by any woman in the contest.

“I was really pleased with how that dive went for me. It’s honestly not that hard for me to do, but I haven’t been consistent with it,” Lamp said.

Lamp made some mistakes on her middle three dives, scoring 55.50 points or less in the second through fourth rounds before closing out her list with 72 points on her back 2½ with 1½ twists.

“I competed my front 3½ pike for the first time in three years, and my inward and back dives were a little off. I made some mistakes and know I have a lot to work on, but I’m still happy with how I did,” Lamp said.

China’s Si Yajie captured the gold with 392.15 points, while her teammate and Olympic champion Chen Ruolin was second at 388.70. Ukraine’s Iuliia Prokopchuk scored 358.40 for the bronze.

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