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David BOUDIA
Sport Diving
NOC United States   
GenderMen
Born24 Apr 1989 in Abilene, TX, USA
Height1.76 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Sonnie, daughters Dakoda [2014], Mila [2017] and Parker [2022], son Knox [2019]
Residence
West Lafayette, IN, USA
Occupation
Coach
Languages
English
Higher education
Communications - Purdue University: West Lafayette, IN, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began diving in 2000 in Indianapolis, IN, United States of America.
Why this sport?
"I have wanted to be an Olympian since age seven. I did many different sports to try and make my dream come true. I found diving and I knew I could potentially accomplish it in this sport."
International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
United States
Tournament
Grand Prix
Location
Elektrostal, RUS
General Interest
Nicknames
Dave (indystar.com, 18 Dec 2015)
Hobbies
Reading, playing video games, spending time with friends, watching sport. (teamusa.org, 01 Jan 2020)
Injuries
In February 2018 he sustained a concussion after a platform dive. He was unaware of the injury for two months afterwards and continued to dive, until he began experiencing spells of dizziness, blackouts, numbness, and fatigue. He missed the 2018 US Championships and the 2018 World Cup while recovering. (olympics.nbcsports.com, 17 May 2019, 14 May 2018; Instagram profile, 09 Jun 2018)

He broke his right foot after slipping on the springboard during training in December 2014. (olympictalk.nbcsports.com, 03 Mar 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Value the journey and not just the medal you might win." (olympics.com, 24 Jul 2020)
Awards and honours
He was named USA Diving Athlete of the Year in seven consecutive years between 2010 and 2016. He also won the award in 2008. (usadiving.org, 18 Dec 2015, 14 Jul 2011; swimmingworldmagazine.com, 25 Nov 2013; purduesports.com, 16 Dec 2016)

While competing for Purdue University in the United States of America, he was named 2011 National Collegiate Athletic Association [NCAA] Diver of the Year. He was inducted into the Purdue University Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame in 2016. (FINA Aquatics World Magazine, 25 Sep 2011; purduesports.com, 16 Dec 2016)
Famous relatives
His sister Shauni played football for the University of Southern Indiana in the United States of America. (purduesports.com, 14 Jul 2011)
Other information
COACHING
In 2021 he became a full-time assistant diving coach at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, United States of America. (swimswam.com, 23 Jul 2021)

DISCIPLINE SWITCH
He switched his focus from platform to springboard after suffering a concussion in 2018. "I was just mentally checked out of platform. We needed to freshen up. We just needed a turn in our training." (olympics.nbcsports.com, 20 Nov 2018, 17 May 2019)

CAREER BREAK AND RETURN
He took a year away from diving after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and became involved in real estate. He announced his decision to return to the sport in September 2017. "I might not be as young as what the prime of diving is supposed to be, but what I think I have over other athletes is the wisdom and experience. I just missed the relationships that I had at the pool and with the diving community." (eu.indystar.com, 14 May 2018; olympics.nbcsports.com, 14 May 2018, 24 Apr 2017; swimswam.com, 12 Sep 2017)

BOOK
In 2016 his autobiography 'Greater than Gold' was released. (Twitter profile, 10 Apr 2017)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 10m Platform 525.25
2 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 10m Platform Synchro  
1 2012 London, ENG 10m Platform 568.65
3 2012 London, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 463.47
10 2008 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 441.45
5 2008 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 440.64
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2019 Gwangju, KOR 3m Springboard 458.10
2 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform 560.20
5 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 436.35
7 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Event 395.40
2 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10m Platform 517.40
2 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10m Platform 544.25
5 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 420.69
6 2009 Rome, ITA 10m Platform 491.80
2 2009 Rome, ITA 10m Platform Synchro 456.94
Preliminary Round 2007 Melbourne, AUS 10m Platform 367.45
3 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 10m Platform Synchro 463.56
Preliminary Round 2005 Montreal, CAN 10m Platform 359.46
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2020 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 392.67
2 2018 Gold Coast, QLD, AUS 3m Springboard 422.05
9 2013   10m Platform  
2 2013 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 518.60
33 2011   10m Platform  
6 2011 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 508.00
3 2011 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform Synchro 438.51
1 2010 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform Synchro 461.19
14 2009 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard 403.95
13 2009 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 428.15
1 2009 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform Synchro 457.26
20 2008   10m Platform  
4 2008 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 465.20
2 2008 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform Synchro 437.52
  2008 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 381.75 DNQ
6 2007   10m Platform  
1 2007 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform Synchro 434.64
2 2007 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 408.78
5 2007 Montreal, CAN 10m Platform 481.60
2 2007 Montreal, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 398.64
5 2007 Rome, ITA 10m Platform 458.55
2 2007 Rome, ITA 10m Platform Synchro 448.62
9 2006   10m Platform  
6 2006 Elektrostal, RUS 3m Springboard 328.45
7 2006 Elektrostal, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 347.43
4 2006 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 474.45
7 2006 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 371.94
3 2006 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform Synchro 410.10
6 2006 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform 365.90
7 2006 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 327.36
13 2005   10m Platform  
6 2005 Elektrostal, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 316.17
5 2005 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 267.54
8 2005 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 263.88
4 2005 The Woodlands, TX, USA 10m Platform 430.08
6 2005 The Woodlands, TX, USA 10m Platform Synchro 312.60
6 2005 Zhuhai, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 288.15
Pan American Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
10 2007 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 10m Platform 399.20
1 2007 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 10m Platform Synchro 437.64
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2016   10m Platform  
6 2016 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 422.00
4 2016 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 407.10
4 2016 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform 526.15
3 2016 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform Synchro 419.88
5 2016 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform 471.50
4 2016 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 438.33
4 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform 533.05
6 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 412.53
7 2015   10m Platform  
2 2015 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 534.70
5 2015 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform 529.25
2 2015 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 431.52
7 2015 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform 462.70
7 2014   10m Platform  
17 2014   3m Springboard  
7 2014 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard 459.70
6 2014 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 473.60
5 2014 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 417.96
3 2014 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform 528.30
5 2014 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard Synchro 392.88
4 2014 London, ENG 10m Platform 532.55
2 2012   10m Platform  
2 2012   10m Platform Synchro  
6 2012 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 488.30
6 2012 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 417.81
6 2012 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform Synchro 408.51
3 2012 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform 521.60
3 2012 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform 518.40
2 2012 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 448.32
2 2012 Tijuana, MEX 10m Platform 543.25
1 2012 Tijuana, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 453.57
8 2011 Guanajuato, MEX 10m Platform 481.35
2 2011 Guanajuato, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 437.10
3 2011 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform 534.55
5 2011 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 424.83
2 2010 Veracruz, MEX 10m Platform 528.00
5 2010 Veracruz, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 410.40
7 2009   10m Platform Synchro  
  2009 Mexico City, MEX 10m Platform  DNS
3 2009 Mexico City, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 421.08
5 2008 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform 459.00
5 2008 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform 459.00
2 2008 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 421.56
2 2008 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 421.56
2 2008 Tijuana, MEX 10m Platform 503.10
2 2008 Tijuana, MEX 10m Platform 503.10
7 2008 Tijuana, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 373.50
7 2008 Tijuana, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 373.50
3 2008 Tijuana, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 428.58
3 2008 Tijuana, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 428.58
4 2007 Mexico City, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 423.42
4 2007 Mexico City, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 423.42
3 2007 Nanjing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 427.68
3 2007 Nanjing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 427.68
3 2007 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 455.22
3 2007 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 455.22