Diver from Long Island wins Olympic silver in Tokyo

Andrew Capobianco won the silver medal in the synchronized 3-meter springboard competition.

News 12 Staff

Jul 28, 2021, 10:01 AM

Updated 993 days ago


Diver Andrew Capobianco, a Long Island native, won the silver medal in the 3-meter synchronized diving competition.
"All of the tough times and hard work was worth it," he said to News 12 in a statement.
Credit: Andrew Capobianco.
Capabianco's parents shared their pride with News 12's Kevin Maher.
"It's a feeling of unbelievable joy," said father Mike Capobianco.
Credit: Andrew Capobianco.
George Young, Capobianco's diving coach for two years at Wantagh High School, said he knew back then that his student had the makings of a great diver.
"He said, 'I want to be a champion,' and I looked at his dad and went, 'I've got a diamond here,'' says Young.
Credit: Andrew Capobianco.

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