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Boudia closes out first leg of FINA World Series with silver on 10-meter; Bryant wins 3-meter bronze

April 26, 2008, 12 a.m. (ET)

TIJUANA , Mexico - A day after winning bronze medals in synchronized events, David Boudia (Noblesville, Ind.) and Kelci Bryant (Chatham, Ill.) followed with individual medals to close out the first leg of the 2008 FINA Diving Series on Saturday. 

Boudia captured the silver medal on men's 10-meter, and Bryant earned the bronze in the women's 3-meter event.

The FINA World Series features the top divers from the 2008 World Cup, where Boudia claimed the 10-meter bronze.

At the World Series, Boudia scored 503.10 points to pick up the silver, finishing behind only China's Zhou Luxin, who won the gold with 530.75 points. Boudia was in third place with one dive to go, but scored 96.90 points on his last dive - a back two and a half with two and a half twists - to overtake China's Lin Yue, who ended up third with 501.10 points.

Bryant finished with 333.40 points, highlighted by 72 points on her back two and a half, en route to the 3-meter bronze. China's Guo Jingjing and Wu Minxia took gold and silver with 368.25 and 364.35 points, respectively.

China also won both synchronized events Saturday. Chen Ruolin and Wang Xin posted 368.82 points for the women's 10-meter synchro victory, with USA's Haley Ishimatsu (Seal Beach, Calif.) and Mary Beth Dunnichay (Elwood, Ind.) placing fourth at 307.56. In men's 3-meter synchro, Wang Feng and Qin Kai finished with 444.09 points for gold. Boudia and Thomas Finchum (Indianapolis) scored 373.50 for seventh.

The U.S. wrapped up the first leg of the three-stop FINA Diving World Series with one silver and three bronze medals. The second stop on the series will take place May 24-25 in Sheffield, Great Britain.