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Olympic Champion Diver David Boudia, Wife Sonnie Welcome Third Child — This One A Boy!

By Chrös McDougall | April 23, 2019, 2:10 p.m. (ET)

David Boudia competes at the FINA World Championships on July 18, 2019 in Gwangju, South Korea.


David Boudia was #hopingforaboy.

Now the 2012 Olympic diving champ has one after wife Sonnie gave birth to son Knox on Monday.

“He’s here! Knox made his arrival last night (04/22/2019) and is doing great!” Boudia posted to Instagram on Tuesday. “Mama did all the hard work and was a warrior throughout the delivery.”

David and Sonnie already have two daughters: Dakoda, born in 2014, and Mila, who was born in 2017. When they announced their third pregnancy in November, David ended the post with his wishful hashtag.

Turns out he isn’t the only one thrilled to have a new little man in the house.

“Koda is smitten with her new baby brother and Mila was super fascinated,” Boudia wrote, alongside a picture of the sisters checking out baby bro.

Boudia, who turns 30 on Wednesday, now has a lot of threes in his life.

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A three-time Olympian diver, Boudia is also now focusing on the 3-meter springboard after a long and successful career diving off the platform.

Beginning in 2007, Boudia won a combined nine Olympic and world medals on the platform, four of them in synchronized. However, a concussion suffered while diving off the platform in 2017 changed his thinking.

Balancing his training with a job in real estate along with his family duties had been stressing him out, he explained to TeamUSA.org in an interview last fall, and during his long recovery period he decided that his best opportunity to make the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 was to try something new. So Boudia went back to training, but this time on the 3-meter springboard, which he hadn’t competed at an elite international level since 2014. He made his competitive return on the 3-meter board this past November.

The Tokyo Games are a now a little more than a year away, but Boudia could be forgiven if he needs to take a little break from training this week.

“Beyond thankful,” he wrote, “that God has entrusted us with a sweet baby boy to help grow and teach him to be a Godly man that walks in humility, respects others, and runs after him.”

Chrös McDougall has covered the Olympic movement for TeamUSA.org since 2009 on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc. He is based in Minneapolis-St. Paul.

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