The website of USA Diving announced on Sunday that Powell’s Jack Matthews finished in the top ten of 3 meter diving at the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aries, Argentina. The article shares that Matthews as the youngest competitor finished in ninth place.

In a Swimming World press release earlier this month, Matthews’ inclusion on TeamUSA was announced.[widgets_on_pages id=1]

Matthews and fellow team member Bridget O’Neil of Southlake, Texas, were both coached by Mandy Eby, also of Powell. Both qualified based on their performances in group A competition this summer at Junior World Championships in Kiev, Ukraine.

Matthews, who finished 11th in the group A men’s 3-meter and 16th in the group A men’s platform in Kiev, competed in the men’s 3-meter and platform events. Before the competition, Matthews said, “I am extremely excited to be able to represent my country and compete against the best kids in the world. I am also very grateful to have this opportunity.”

The platform event will take place on Tuesday, giving Matthews another opportunity to shine.

Matthews attends Olentangy Liberty High School.

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