April 16, 2012
MOSCOW -- Former Purdue diver David Boudia accounted for two of the four medals won by USA Diving at the latest FINA Diving World Series stop, contested April 13-14. The U.S. won two silver and two bronze and all six U.S. divers competing brought a home a medal.
Boudia medaled in both synchronized and individual 10-meter in Russia. He paired with Nick McCrory for 448.42 points and silver in the men's 10-meter synchronized contest, less than two points behind Germany's Sascha Klein and Patrick Hausding (449.70). Individually, Boudia won bronze with 518.40 points, 2.55 points behind Great Britain's Tom Daley. China's Lin Yue won gold with 546.25.
Troy Dumais and Kristian Ipsen won the silver medal in men's synchronized 3-meter, scoring 417.15 points to finish second to Russia's Evgeny Kuznetsov and Illya Zakharov, who won gold with 452.40 points.
Kelci Bryant and Abby Johnston scored 303.30 points to claim bronze in women's synchronized 3-meter behind Italy's Tania Cagnotto and Francesa Dallape (304.80). China's He Zi and Wu Minxia claimed gold at 320.40.
Bryant and Dumais also advanced to the individual 3-meter finals. Bryant finished fourth with 314.15 in a women's 3-meter contest won by China's He Zi (353.30), while Dumais finished fifth in men's 3-meter with 436.60 points. China's He Chong won with 497.65 points.
With four medals in Moscow, the U.S. has won seven medals in three FINA Diving World Series meets. The series concludes with competition in Tijuana, Mexico on April 20-21. Boudia is expected to also compete at the Mexico event.
Story by Jen Lowery, USA Diving