Freeman takes 11th at World Championships

BY CODY GOODWIN | JULY 24, 2013 5:00 AM

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Former Iowa diver Deidre Freeman placed 11th in the 1-meter springboard final at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona’s Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc. Deidre finished the competition with 236.30 points.

Freeman was solid throughout the competition, save for her front 2½ pike that earned just 35.10 points. The former Hawkeye scored between 48.30 and 53.80 on her four other dives.

“On my front, I had the best top I’ve ever had on that dive,” Freeman said in a release. “I guess I just didn’t know what to do with it. Other than that, I was pretty consistent. I felt like I had more adrenaline today, and minus my front, I had a pretty good list.”

China’s He Zi came from behind to edge Italy’s Tania Cagnotto by 0.10 of a point, scoring 307.10 points for the gold. Wang Han, also from China, scored 297.75 for the bronze.

Freeman will next compete in the preliminaries of the 3-meter springboard on Friday.

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