FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- Brittany Viola, daughter of former Mets pitcher Frank Viola, is heading to the Olympics. In her third attempt to make the Olympic team, Viola won the women's 10-meter platform in the U.S. Olympic diving trials Sunday.
Viola, 25, won by nearly 60 points ahead of second place Katie Bell, who claimed the other qualifying spot for the London games. Viola scored 86.40 on her second-round dive, an armstand back dive from the platform with two somersaults and 11/2 twists, getting all 9s from the judges. She scored 80.00 on her final dive to clinch the title.-- AP