After going 0-for-12 in synchronized diving, the USA has gone 2-for-2 in the 2012 London Olympics. Duke has also gone 2-for-2 in diving. One day after Abby Johnston and her partner Kelci Bryant won the silver, Nick McCrory and his partner David Boudia won the bronze in the men’s 10m synchronized diving final on Monday.
McCrory and Boudia finished with 463.47 points. Their final dive was their best, a back 2 1/2 somersault 2 1/2 pike, which netted them 95.04 points.
This is my favorite quote from their day:
“It’s not real yet,” Boudia said. “We were about ready to walk out and we were like, ‘Oh, we just got third, we’re bronze medalists.’ I think it will sink in once you see your family, you celebrate, you’re on the ‘Today’ show.”
China won yet another gold in diving, as Cao Yuan and Zhang Yanquan finished with 486.78 points. They earned four perfect 10s in synchronization despite not having the highest degree of difficulty compared to the other countries.
The Mexican duo of German Sanchez and Ivan Garcia won the silver medal with 468.90 points. They had the highest degree of difficulty.
*So you want to watch McCrory and Boudia win bronze? NBC promises to show it on TV tonight sometime between 8pm and midnight (eastern).