David Boudia, Steele Johnson qualify for Rio in 10m synchronized platform

Friday June 24th, 2016

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David Boudia officially punched his ticket to the 2016 Olympics by winning the men’s synchronized 10-meter platform event with partner Steele Johnson U.S. Diving Olympic Trials, held June 16–26 at the Natatorium in Indianapolis. The pair scored 238.02 points more than the second-place team of Ryan Hawkins and Toby Stanley.

The Rio Games will be Boudia’s third Olympics, and he looks to become the first diver to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals since Greg Louganis accomplished the feat in 1984 and ’88. This will be Johnson’s first Olympic Games.

Boudia, 27, pulled off a stunning upset over China as he won a gold medal on 10-meter at the 2012 London Olympics. Since London, he got married and has become a father while also winning silver medals at the 2013 and ’15 world championships. This season, he has not won any individual medal at four World Series events.

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At the U.S. trials, two divers will qualify for Rio Olympics in each individual event (three-meter springboard and 10-meter platform), plus three teams of two divers each in synchronized events.

So far, Sam Dorman and Michael Hixon will represent the U.S. in the men’s three-meter synchro event, and Amy Cozad and Jessica Parratto will head to Rio to compete in the women’s 10-meter platform synchro event. 

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