David Boudia to Reveal Diving Future September 12 at Purdue

Photo Courtesy: Toni L. Sandys

Olympic champion David Boudia (Noblesville, Ind.) will announce his decision relating to his future in the sport of diving on Tuesday, September 12 at 2:00 p.m. A press conference will be held in the Mackey Arena media room on the campus of Purdue University. Boudia will make his announcement alongside coach Adam Soldati and USA Diving CEO Lee Johnson, as well as family and friends.

Boudia stated after the Rio 2016 Olympic Games that he would take a year off from competition and wait until the fall of 2017 before determining whether to retire or return to training. He also noted he wanted to wait until after the birth of his second child. David and his wife Sonnie welcomed Mila Primm Boudia on August 24.

The three-time Olympian will make his announcement at his alma mater, where he won six NCAA national titles for the Boilermakers under the direction of Soldati. Boudia was inducted into the Purdue Athletics Hall of Fame in 2016.

Boudia made his Olympic debut at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games where he finished fifth in men’s synchronized 10-meter with Thomas Finchum (Indianapolis, Ind.) and 10th in men’s 10-meter. He followed the 2008 Games with a two-medal performance at the London 2012 Olympic Games, winning gold in the men’s 10-meter event and bronze in men’s synchronized 10-meter with Nick McCrory (Chapel Hill, N.C.). The Rio 2016 Olympic Games saw Boudia produce two more medals, winning silver in the men’s synchronized 10-meter with Steele Johnson (Carmel, Ind.) and taking individual bronze in the men’s 10-meter.

The press conference will be broadcast live on USA Diving’s Facebook page and an advisory will be sent on Monday, September 11.

Press release courtesy of USA Diving.

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Author: David Rieder

David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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