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Nick McCrory
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Nick McCrory
McCrory Places Fifth on 10-meter in Dubai
Friday 03/17/2012  -  Duke Sports Information
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The second and final day of competition at the FINA Diving World Series in Dubai saw Nick McCrory take fifth in the men's 10-meter event.  

McCrory advanced to Saturday's finals after a strong performance in the semifinal round. The Chapel Hill, N.C., native earned a score of 490.85 in the finals to finish fifth overall in a field that included a pair of world champions.

Qiu Bo of China, the 2011 world champion in the 10-meter event, claimed the gold with a score of 569.25, while 2009 world champion Tom Daley of Great Britain scored 539.40 points to garner the silver medal. David Boudia of the United States took the bronze with 521.60 points.

The U.S. concludes the first leg of the FINA Diving World Series with two medals, including Boudia's bronze in the 10-meter and the silver medal won by Christina Loukas and Kassidy Cook in the women's synchronized 3-meter event on Friday. Boudia and McCrory also registered a sixth-place finish for the U.S. Friday in the men's synchronized 10-meter competition.

The FINA Diving World Series continues March 23-24 in Beijing.


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