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Olympic Champion Diver David Boudia And Wife Sonnie Brand Expecting Third Child

By Todd Kortemeier | Nov. 28, 2018, 4:24 p.m. (ET)

David Boudia and wife Sonnie pose for a photo with daughters Mila (L) and Dakoda.


David Boudia is going to have to return for a fourth Olympic Games if he wants to have enough medals for everyone in the family to wear.

The four-time Olympic medalist — including gold in 2012 — and his wife, Sonnie Brand, announced Wednesday that they are expecting their third child.

“Yep! That’s right! My beautiful wife @brandso and I will be adding another member to our family next year and couldn’t be more excited,” Boudia wrote in an Instagram post.

After two daughters, Dakoda in 2014 and Mila in 2017, Boudia closed the post with a wishful hashtag: #hopingforaboy. Boudia and Brand met while he was a college diver at Purdue, and were married in 2012.

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Boudia, 29, is a 20-time national champion. He made his Olympic debut in 2008 and earned his first medals at the Olympic Games London 2012. Boudia won the 10-meter individual gold medal and took bronze in 10-meter synchro with partner Nicholas McCrory. Boudia added two medals to his haul in 2016 in Rio, with a bronze on 10-meter platform and a silver in 10-meter synchro with partner Steele Johnson.

After suffering a concussion off a platform dive in 2017, Boudia switched to the 3-meter springboard, returning to competition last week at the FINA Gold Coast Grand Prix in Australia. He took second place in his first competition since Rio and his first time competing from 3 meters since 2014.

Todd Kortemeier is a sportswriter, editor and children’s book author from Minneapolis. He is a contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.

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