Former Alabama diver Aaron Fleshner posted a top-10 finish in the finals of the 1-meter competition at the 14th FINA Diving World Championships Monday.
The four-year Crimson Tide All-American wrapped up his first World Championships with 364.60 points, good for ninth place. He opened up finals with 73.60 points on his front 2 ½ with a twist, but had some misses in the later rounds.
"I had some nerves," Fleshner said. "I would have liked to have done a little better, but I had fun. I just need to learn from this and realize it's just another meet."
Flesher, who finished up his storied Alabama career in 2010, will return to China later this summer as a member of the USA World University Games Team. He will compete off the 1 and 3-meter boards as well as in the 3-meter synchro event at the World University Games, which will take place August 11-23 in Shenzhen, China.