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Celaya-Hernandez Earns Spot on Mexico Olympic Team

BATON ROUGE, La. - LSU diver Juan Celaya-Hernandez and his partner Yahel Castillo will represent Mexico in the three-meter synchronized diving event at the 2020 Olympics, the Federation announced.

Celaya-Hernandez is the 16th Tiger to qualify for an Olympic Games. Brooks Curry also became an Olympian Thursday night after qualifying for the United States in the 100 free. Celaya-Hernandez joins Guy Sandin (Puerto Rico, 1996) and Lizzie Cui (New Zealand, 2016) as Olympian divers at LSU. It also marks LSU diving coach Doug Shaffer's second Olympian.

"It's been a dream of Juan's to qualify for an Olympic Games," Shaffer said.