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A.H.Black
06-18-2012, 01:56 AM
Diving trials start today. Here are the main links I could find.

USA Diving - Main page and schedule (http://www.usadiving.org/events-and-results/events/2012-us-olympic-team-trials/)
NBC Olympics - Diving Page (http://www.nbcolympics.com/diving/index.html)
USA Diving - Twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/USADiving)

Viewing Schedule (http://www.nbcolympics.com/news-blogs/diving/2012-u-s-olympic-diving-trials-viewers-guide.html) - includes TV and Streaming schedule and several Twitter links

There will be 14 hours of coverage on NBC and NBC Sports Network (old Versus Network). USA Diving will not be providing live results due to contractual agreements with NBC.

NBC Sports Network - Channel Finder (http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/30092015/ns/sports/) Comcast varies (here it's channel 34). Direct TV is 603. DISH Network is 159 and 9466. Repeat broadcasts will be on Universal Sports starting on June 20th.

If anyone has other useful links, please post them in the next 24 hours and I will put them here.

A.H.Black
06-18-2012, 08:05 PM
Results for Sunday - https://secure.meetcontrol.com/divemeets/system/meetresultsext.php?meetnum=2039&organization=USAD

Looks like, baring a meltdown, the top two synchro teams in both events are pretty much a lock. What happened to Thomas Finchum? I thought he was doing well in synchro.

Fergus
06-19-2012, 01:37 PM
Interesting article about Finchum (http://www.indystar.com/article/20120618/SPORTS/206190306/Eyeing-another-Olympics-diver-Finchum-finds-himself-crossroad). :watch:

Fergus
06-20-2012, 03:53 PM
ESPN article (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?section=oly&id=8076115) about the Women's 3M Sping and Men's Platform prelims & semis.

Boudia, McCrory, & Finchum were pretty tightly packed in the prelims, but it sort of looks like the first two pulled away with a big lead in the semis.

I tried to stay up to watch, but alas, didn't happen. :(

Fridge_Break
06-20-2012, 06:05 PM
I got home from work at 1:30am last night :wideeyes: and turned on the re-broadcast while I was laying in bed.. was able to watch a couple of rounds, but being super beat from work, I don't remember much.

What happened to Cynthia Potter? She was a pretty good commentator and was excellent with pointing out why dives would score well and what the judges could deduct for. Laura Wilkinson wasn't too bad, though.

I found it funny that they brought in international judges for the event, to help reduce any national 'inflation' and get more accurate scores they'd receive in London, yet the 10.0's were handed out left and right for dives with flaws.

SpeedySucks
06-20-2012, 07:25 PM
What happened to Cynthia Potter? She was a pretty good commentator and was excellent with pointing out why dives would score well and what the judges could deduct for. Laura Wilkinson wasn't too bad, though.

I found it funny that they brought in international judges for the event, to help reduce any national 'inflation' and get more accurate scores they'd receive in London, yet the 10.0's were handed out left and right for dives with flaws.

Cynthia Potter will be doing the commentary for the finals this weekend and will definitely be doing the commentary for NBC at the Olympics. I think she's just not doing the semifinals coverage on NBC Sports Network.

I agree with you about the inflated scores--not only were too many 10.0s handed out, but I was appalled by the 5s and 6s handed out to dives that were cleary "deficient" and should have been scoring in the 3s and 4s. Unfortunately, I think these scores ARE relatively accurate, as the score inflation is rampant internationally as well.

Fergus
06-20-2012, 09:37 PM
Unofficial results (https://secure.meetcontrol.com/divemeets/system/livestats.php?event=stats-2039-1120-1-Finished) show Ipsen (511.90) taking a big lead in the Men's 3M Spring Prelims ahead of Dumais (465.70) and Colwill (458.90). :watch:

A.H.Black
06-21-2012, 01:43 AM
Here's a good schedule and article about the upcoming major Olympic Trials over the next several days - http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/06/18/nbc-sports-group-presents-more-than-45-hours-of-live-olympic-trials-coverage-over-the-next-three-weeks/138490/

Cynthia Potter will be the analyst on diving. I don't see any big changes in the other sports.

Fergus
06-22-2012, 01:37 PM
Not really a huge surprise, but :cheer2: nonetheless for Boudia & McCrory (http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/johnston-and-bryant-win-3-meter-synchro-title-to-earn-olympic-berths-at-us-trials/2012/06/21/gJQAbMs1tV_story.html)!

The Women's 3M Spring Synchro was sooooooo close. :fragile: :watch:

It was nice to have the cozy, comfortable, dulcet tones of Ms. Potter on the scene last night. :respec:

ETA: NBCOlympics.com video (http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/diving/u-s-diving-trials-boudia-mccrory-qualify-for-london.html?chrcontext=team-usa) of Boudia & McCrory's winning dives. :)

A.H.Black
06-22-2012, 05:09 PM
Nice video. I like Cynthia Potter. I always like an analyst who is realistic about technique and points. Does Boudia jump higher than McCrory? Is that the reason McCrory always goes in the water first? Can they fix that?

Fergus
06-22-2012, 05:27 PM
Not a teknik smarty here by any means, but it appears to me that while the jumps are fairly equal, Boudia's hips sort of hang in the air for a bit before he begins his descent......

.....almost like how a really good delayed axel jump from the good ol' days would just sort of *hover* and *present* for a beautiful split-second. :)

A.H.Black
06-22-2012, 09:03 PM
Not a teknik smarty here by any means, but it appears to me that while the jumps are fairly equal, Boudia's hips sort of hang in the air for a bit before he begins his descent......

.....almost like how a really good delayed axel jump from the good ol' days would just sort of *hover* and *present* for a beautiful split-second. :)

I see that too. Is it more strength? Whatever it is, I hope they work on that part. I think it could make a significant difference in points if they both enter the water at the same time

Domshabfan
06-23-2012, 05:58 PM
Ashton Eaton is on track to at least break the US national record, he could more than likely take down the world record. After 6 events of decathlon he is well and truly in the lead and should make the team barring a disaster. World champion Trey Hardee is in second, some 300points behind Eaton. Reigning Olympic champion Brian Clay will have to dig deep to qualify since he is lying in 6th position.

ETA: brian clay was initial given a result, now he is DQ. So He won't be defending his Olympic title after all.

Fridge_Break
06-23-2012, 06:12 PM
Ashton Eaton is on track to at least break the US national record, he could more than likely take down the world record. After 6 events of decathlon he is well and truly in the lead and should make the team barring a disaster. World champion Trey Hardee is in second, some 300points behind Eaton. Reigning Olympic champion Brian Clay will have to dig deep to qualify since he is lying in 6th position.

ETA: brian clay was initial given a result, now he is DQ. So He won't be defending his Olympic title after all.

I think you meant to put this in the track thread ;)

NBC coverage today of diving trials starts at 4pm EST.

Fergus
06-23-2012, 11:15 PM
Boudia & McCrory go 1-2 for Men's 10M Platform. :)

(((Finchum))) :(