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Courtesy: Abby Johnston
Duke Divers Just Days Away from Olympic Competition
Tuesday 07/25/2012  -  Duke Sports Information
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DURHAM, N.C. - With the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games in London less than three days away, Duke's Abby Johnston and Nick McCrory are making their final preparations for the synchronized and individual diving events. GoDuke.com caught up with Johnston and McCrory before they departed for London to discuss their Olympic hopes.

Johnston and Kelci Bryant will chase a medal in the women's 3-meter synchronized diving competition on Sunday, July 29, while McCrory will pair with David Boudia in the men's 10-meter synchronized event on Monday, July 30. McCrory will also seek a spot on the podium in the men's individual 10-meter platform event, which begins with a preliminary round on Friday, Aug. 10 and continues with the semifinals and finals on Saturday, Aug. 11. All diving events will be held at the London Aquatic Centre.

Joining Johnston and McCrory through the entire Olympic experience will be Duke head diving coach Drew Johansen, who was selected the head coach of the United States Diving team in London.

The opening ceremonies for the 2012 Olympic Games will begin at 3 p.m. ET on Friday. For a complete schedule of the Olympic diving events, visit http://www.nbcolympics.com/diving/results-schedules/index.html.


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