David Boudia, Steele Johnson are bound for Rio
David Boudia and Steele Johnson qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics in the men’s synchronized 10m platform by winning the competition at the U.S. Olympic Diving Trials on Thursday in Indianapolis.
After leading by just shy of 125 points after the cumulative preliminary and semifinal rounds, Boudia and Johnson scored 1326.57 points – 238.02 points over their nearest competitor – to become the only U.S. pair in the men’s synchronized platform field in Rio.
Boudia makes his third appearance in the Games (2008, 2012) while it will be Johnson’s first Olympics.
Boudia and Johnson will face each other – plus wildcard David Dinsmore – for the two individual platform berths for the Rio Olympics. Of course, Boudia is the defending 2012 Olympic champion and looks to clinch the opportunity to defend his individual title.
The competition continues Saturday with the men’s springboard and women’s platform finals, where four more athletes will be named to the 2016 Olympic team.