DIVING: Boudia wins 10-meter silver at FINA World Series; Bryant takes 3-meter bronze

April 26, 2008, 1 a.m. (ET)
TIJUANA, Mexico-A day after winning bronze medals in synchronized diving events, David Boudia (Noblesville, Ind.) and Kelci Bryant (Chatham, Ill.) followed up 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 leg of the series will take place May 24-25 in Sheffield, Great Britain. - USA Diving - Featuring America's best divers, USA Diving is the national governing body for the sport of diving. Headquartered in Indianapolis, USA Diving offers diversified programs geared toward the broadest number of diving enthusiasts, from the novice to the world champion. USA Diving conducts approximately 40 regional and national events annually and is responsible for training and selecting teams that represent the United States at international events such as the Olympic Games, World Championships and World Cup. For additional information please call Jennifer Lowery at (317) 237-5252 or visit www.usadiving.org.