Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Diving Sensation David Boudia of US Heading For Olympics

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David Boudia19-year-old Noblesville diver David Boudia is heading for Beijing Olympics this summer. David Boudia wrote his name in the U.S. record books with his performance in 10- meter platform finals in the Olympic Trials.

He scored 550.30 points for the six-dive finals, an American platform record, and finished with 1642.20 for 18 dives.

"Finally, it's happening, I'm very happy that this meet is over, and I'm just looking forward to Beijing. . . . This moment is absolutely amazing." - David Boudia.

Six of the seven judges gave Boudia a perfect 10 on his 4th dive, a reverse 3 and 1/2 somersault tuck. Five judges gave him a 10 on his fifth dive, a back 3 and 1/2 somersault pike.

Boudia clinched the title with a 96.90 points on his final dive, a back 2 and 1/2 somersault, 2 and 1/2 twist pike.

Good Luck David!

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