DIVING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Boudia & Johnson Advance to Men’s 10M Diving Semis

Both American divers from Purdue fared well on Friday The preliminary men’s diving round off of the 10-meter platform went about as expected for both American (and Purdue) representatives on Friday. Both David Boudia and Steele Johnson finished in the top 18 out of 28 divers to advance to tomorrow’s semifinals. Their scores will be reset to zero and the top 12 out of the 18 semifinalists...
Via Hammer and Rails
August 19, 2016

Ilya Zakharov scores zero after botching dive, fails to advance

Diving ain’t easy, and we have defending gold medal Ilya Zakharov to prove it. Zakharov won gold at the London Olympics in the men’s 3m springboard, but the diver failed to reach the finals of the event in Rio after botching his fourth dive of the semifinals on Tuesday. Here’s Zakharov getting a zero for this blunder: 2012 gold medalist Ilia Zakharov scored a 0, did not...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 16, 2016  |  Discuss

She said yes! Qin Kai proposes to He Zi after medal ceremony

Winning the silver medal in the women's 3m springboard wasn't the top highlight of Sunday, Aug. 14 for Chinese diver He Zi...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Olympics: Wu Minxia, Shi Tingmao win women’s synchro 3m springboard

Wu Minxia and partner Shi Tingmao of China won gold last night in the women’s synchro 3m springboard with 345.60 points.  Wu now has the most diving gold medals won by a woman in Olympic history. She is the first woman to win four golds in the same event at the Olympics, she won in 2004, 2008, 2012, and now 2016. Ate age 30, she is also the oldest woman to win an Olympic diving...
Via Excelle Sports
August 08, 2016

Olympian Abby Johnston: Worst thing about Olympic village is no Pokemon

We have already heard plenty of horror stories about the athlete's village in Rio that include clogged toilets and unfinished construction, but it gets even worse for Olympians who are fans of Pokemon. U.S. Olympic diver Abby Johnston has had a chance to scope out the Olympic Village, and she doesn’t think the living conditions are bad at all. She is, however, upset about the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Olympic Trials: Ipsen, Dumais miss Rio berth in final dive

Kristian Ipsen and Troy Dumais score 86.70 in final men's synchronized 3m springboard dive, missing out on a berth to the 2016 Olympics. In 2012, the pair won a bronze medal in synchronized springboard.
Via CSN Chicago
June 22, 2016

Family life gives diver Boudia new perspective on Olympics

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) David Boudia stood on the pool deck at the Indiana University Natatorium content with his performance at USA Diving's winter nationals. He didn't need three perfect 10s to prove he's still the best American in the sport or another national championship to illustrate he's on top of his game starting another crucial year. Instead, the 26-year-old defending Olympic...
Via Associated Press
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Ipsen-Dorman, Parratto-Cozad win national diving titles

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Kristian Ipsen and Samuel Dorman won the men's 3-meter synchronized springboard national title on Tuesday at USA Diving's Winter National Championships. Ipsen and Troy Dumais, who were the 2012 Olympic bronze medalists in the event, led after the preliminaries earlier but came up just short in the finals on a forward 2 1/2 somersault, 2 twists pike. Ipsen and...
Via Associated Press
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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