Michael Hixon overcomes poor weather to advance to 3-meter springboard semifinal

This 700-word game story took on a bit more of a feature feel, especially after strong winds, clouds and chilly weather struck the men’s 3-meter springboard preliminary round. I wanted to highlight just how bad the conditions were and how Hixon was able to get through it by being mentally strong — all on a pretty tight deadline.

Olympic outdoor diving stadium in the Olympic park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Client: Daily Hampshire Gazette
Date: August 2016
Category: Sports Writing, Writing
Skills: Writing