04/09/2012 05:04 pm ET

Michael Hixon, Amazing Teen Diver, Eyes London Olympics

Just 18 dives separate Michael Hixon of Amherst Regional (Amherst, Mass.) from a spot in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

It may be a long shot, but anything can happen in the 18 attempts he'll make off the three-meter springboard at June's Olympic trials in Federal Way, Wash. And it isn't as if Hixon is a no-name in the sport.

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