Boilermaker David Boudia Gets Bronze In 10-meter Synchronized Diving


David Boudia and his synchronized diving partner Nick McCrory scored a bronze medal for the United States this morning (afternoon in London) when they finished behind China and Mexico in the 10-meter synchronized diving competition.

I don’t know anything about diving and I missed the competition, but I wouldn’t be surprised if that gets bumped up to a silver medal soon. China HAD to be doping. They have a history of doping. They even had a female swimmer basically set the pool on fire with her speed the other night, which led everyone to assume she’s doping. I doubt doping would even help in diving, but I’m sure they did it. So let;s just count Boudia as having a silver.

No male U.S. diver had won an Olympic medal medal since the late Mark Lenzi did it on 3-meter springboard in 1996. None had won on tower since Scott Donie took silver in indivdual platform in 1992. Boudia finished fifth in the 2008 Olympic Games.

Boudia and the rest of USA diving were pool-side Sunday as Kelci Bryant and Abby Johnston  won the United States’ first Olympic medal in diving since 2000 by taking silver in women’s 3-meter synchro. It was also the Americans’ first synchro medal after going 0-for-12 in three Olympics.

NBC Reporter Alex Flanagan tweeted a picture of the duo with their medals.