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David Boudia

David Boudia once admitted to being “petrifed” of diving from a height of 10 metres, but the three-time Olympian has conquered his fears with spectacular results to win Games gold.

The American, a 20-time national champion, represented his country at the 2005 World Championships and won his first major international medal when he was still 17 - a bronze in the 10m Synchro with then diving partner Thomas Finchum at the World Championships in 2007 in Melbourne, Australia.

Medals and accolades have followed ever since, although Boudia’s Olympic debut at Beijing 2008 did not bring podium finishes in either the 10m Platform or the 10m Synchro.

But London 2012 was a huge success, bringing gold in the 10m Platform to fulfil his sporting dream and also a bronze medal with Nicholas McCrory in the 10m Synchro.

Four World Championship silvers have also been earned between 2009 and 2015, and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games saw Boudia win another two medals.

He teamed up with Steele Johnson to win silver in the 10m Synchro and he also took bronze in the Individual 10m Platform.

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