Hurrah for America! Though Tom Daley is a little button and we’re happy that he won bronze on Saturday night (August 11th), we’re really jazzed about Indiana native David Boudia winning gold, the first in diving since 2000, according to the Washington Post.
“I dreamed about this,” Boudia said after scoring 568.65, putting him ahead of Qui Bo of China. “It didn’t even feel like I was diving it was so surreal.”
Bo wasn’t too defeated by grabbing silver. “It is OK,” the 19-year-old said through a translator. “I am still young and I will be back.” That’s the Olympic spirit!
After posing on the podium during the medal ceremony for the men’s 10m platform diving final, Boudia headed to the stands where supporters wore royal blue tees with “Boudia” on the back.
“I knew he could do it,” fellow American diver Nick McCrory said of Boudia. “He was ending with a solid dive and he hit it. I’m so happy for him. He really earned it.”