May 14, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Team USA men's diver David Boudia during a portrait session at the 2012 Team USA Media Summit at the Hilton Anatole. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-US PRESSWIRE
It's not quite gold, but former Purdue diver David Boudia has now officially earned his first Olympic medal in diving as he and partner Nick McCrory earned a bronze medal in the Men's 10-meter Synchonrized Diving competition in London today. The competition featured six dives with Boudia and McCrory trailing the Chinese throughout. The pair was in fourth place after three of six rounds, but a disastrous fourth round by the Germans and Brits moved Boudia and McCrory to third. It would have been second, but Mexico had an even stronger fourth round to move into second place.
The Chinese team was way too strong, however. The Chinese team finished with a score of 486.76 through all six dives. Mexico was second with a score of 468.90, while Boudia and McCrory finished third with a score of 463.47.
Boudia still has the 10-meter individual competition, which will occur on the final two days of the London games. Still, congratulations to David for finally making it on the Olympics podium after a 5th place finish four years ago in Beijing in this same event.