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Boudia & McCrory Win Synchro Gold at FINA Diving World Series Stop in Mexico

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Boudia won a World Series medal with McCrory for the second weekend in a row.
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Boudia won a World Series medal with McCrory for the second weekend in a row.
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April 21, 2012


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TIJUANA, Mexico -- Former Purdue diver David Boudia teamed up with Nick McCrory to win gold in the men's synchronized 10-meter Friday at the latest FINA Diving World Series competition.

Boudia will also compete individually in the 10-meter platform Saturday as the Diving World Series event in Mexico concludes.

The medal was the second synchro medal for Boudia and McCrory on the 2012 World Series circuit after winning silver at the World Series event in Moscow last week. Friday's gold medal also marked their second international victory together, having also won gold at the 2010 AT&T USA Diving Grand Prix.

Boudia and McCrory scored 453.57 points for the men's 10-meter synchro gold, edging Mexico's Ivan Garcia and German Sanchez by 2.34 points. Great Britain's Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield were third with 446.88 points.

Boudia and McCrory trailed the Mexican team by 0.69 points heading into the final round. The Americans came through 90.72 points -- their highest score of the night -- on their back 2 ½ with 2 ½ twists, while Sanchez and Garcia scored 87.69 points on a front 4 ½ tuck to drop to second place.

Christina Loukas and Kassidy Cook took the silver in women's synchronized 3-meter. They scored 313.32 points to finish second behind the Chinese team of He Zi and Wu Minxia, who finished with 339.90 points for gold. Germans Katja Dieckow and Uschi Freitage were third at 309.60.

It was the second silver medal of the Series for Cook and Loukas, who also finished second in Dubai in March.

Also on Friday, Troy Dumais advanced to the men's 3-meter final and finished fifth with 457.05 points. China's Qin Kai scored 530.30 to take the gold.

The World Series concludes Saturday with the U.S. in action in women's 3-meter, men's 10-meter and men's synchronized 3-meter.

Story by Jen Lowery, USA Diving