At the 2024 U.S. Olympic Diving Trials, Tyler made his first mark by winning the men's 10m platform event, claiming America's lone guaranteed spot for the Paris 2024 Olympics. 

With scores carrying over from the semifinal phase of the trials, Tyler never trailed in any round of the six-dive final while holding off Tokyo Olympian Brandon Loschiavo and the emerging elite skills of 17-year-ol Joshua Hedberg.

Tyler left no doubt on his fifth-round dive, a back 3½ somersaults tuck where he earned three 9.5s for a score of 90.75, the highest-scoring dive of the final. The attending crowd at the University of Tennessee aquatics centre in Knoxville showed their appreciation with a standing ovation following Tyler's final-round dive.

“I just can’t believe this. I’m, like, blown away,” Tyler said to NBC after earning his first Olympic team spot. “That was an amazing competition. I was just so happy with how it went.”

“I just can’t believe this. I’m, like, blown away.”
By Carson Tyler on making his first Olympic Team
Image Source: Carson Tyler and Andrew Capobianco after the 3m Springboard event at the U.S. Olympic Diving Team Trials (Alex Slitz/Getty Images)

Two days later, the Moultrie, Georgia native doubled down in the trials, earning an Olympic starting spot in the men's 3m springboard event by virtue of finishing second to Andrew Capobianco. Now a two-time Olympian, Capobianco won the 3m event with 971.80 points with Tyler finishing next at 945.75.

By securing the two Olympic spots, Tyler became the first American to qualify for two individual events since Mark Ruiz did the same for Athens 2000 Games. In Paris, Tyler will occupy rare company as the lone male diver who made it into the individual springboard and platform competitions. 

“It feels amazing,” Tyler said to the AP. “Hearing that is just crazy. It really doesn’t sound real.

“I am definitely feeling it, but the adrenaline helps,” added Tyler. “I was a little tired today, but I really just dug deep and we made it through.”

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Image Source: The U.S. Olympic dive team (L-R) Kassidy Cook, Sarah Bacon, Jessica Parratto, Delaney Schnell, Alison Gibson, Andrew Capobianco, Carson Tyler, Greg Duncan and Tyler Downs pose for a portrait after the U.S. Olympic Diving Team Trials (Alex Slitz/Getty Images)