Amherst man qualifies for the 2016 Olympics

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AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – Amherst resident Michael Hixon is headed to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Hixon and his teammate Sam Dorman won the men’s synchronized springboard competition at the Olympic diving trials Wednesday night.

On Saturday, Hixon will also compete in the singles springboard event. The top two competitors there will be chosen to compete in Rio.

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