Gophers Diver Kelci Bryant Wins Silver Medal in London
July 29, 2012
Gophers diver Kelci Bryant (2009-11) and partner Abby Johnston won the Olympic silver medal in women's synchronized 3-meter diving Sunday at London's Aquatic Centre.
The medal was Team USA's first in the 12-year Olympic history of synchronized diving, which debuted at the 2000 Syndney games.
A two-time NCAA champion, Bryant won the 2010 NCAA title on the 3-meter springboard and the 2011 title on the 1-meter board for the Gophers. The four-time career All-American and four-time Big Ten champion owns school records in both 1-meter (370.30) and 3-meter (421.70) events. Bryant was a U.S. Olympian in 2008 (synchronized 3-meter springboard), finishing fourth in Beijing.
Bryant took a sabbatical from the University of Minnesota in 2011-12 to train for Olympic competition. She and teammate Johnston won the 3-meter event at the Olympic trials.