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Dover's Parratto ninth at world diving meet


KAZAN, Russia — Michael Hixon, of Amherst, Mass., came from behind to win bronze in the men's 1-meter competition Monday for Team USA's first diving medal at the 2015 FINA World Championships.  Jessica Parratto, of Dover, N.H., and Amy Cozad were ninth in women's synchronized 10-meter.

Cozad and Parratto, who live and train in Bloomington, Ind., scored 295.86 for ninth in the women's synchronized 10-meter final. They were in 12th place after missing their third-round front 3 ½ pike for just 54.90 points but rallied back with 71.04 and 73.92 points on their last two dives – an inward 3 ½ tuck and a back 2 ½ with 1 ½ twists – to move up to ninth.

"There were some misses here and there on a few dives. There are definitely some things we could clean up, but this was our first big meet together. We'll learn from it," Parratto said.

China's Chen Ruolin and Liu Huixia were first with 359.52 points, , and Canadians Roseline Filion and Meaghan Benfeito finished second with 339.99 points.

Parratto and Cozad are set to dive in Wednesday's individual women's 10-meter event.

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