Delaney Schnell and Jessica Parratto make history in synchronized platform


More Olympic history was made on Tuesday, this time in the diving well.

In the women’s synchronized 10-meter platform, the American duo of Delaney Schnell and Jessica Parratto took home silver for the United States’ first-ever medals in the women’s event.

Schnell and Parratto finished with 310.80 total points, 52.98 points behind first-place China and 11.1 points ahead of third-place Mexico. Since the event’s introduction at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, China has dominated the event, winning gold at every single Olympics since.

Parratto last finished in seventh place at the 2016 Rio Olympics with then-partner Amy Cozad. Schnell is continuing to build on her success at the international level after she became the first U.S. woman to earn an individual world medal in the 10-meter platform in 14 years.

Schnell will be back in action for the prelims of the individual 10-meter platform on Aug. 4.