Name: David Boudia
Sport: Diving
Event(s): 10-meter
Height: 5'9''
DOB: 4/24/1989
Birthplace: Abilene, Texas
Hometown: Lafayette, Ind.
College: Purdue University
Team/Club: Purdue Diving
Coach(es): Adam Soldati
Olympic Experience
  • 2016 Olympic Games, silver (10-meter synchro), bronze (10-meter individual)
  • 2012 Olympic Games, gold (10-meter individual), bronze (10-meter synchro)
  • 2008 Olympic Games, 5th (10-meter synchro), 10th (10-meter individual)
World Championship Experience
  • 2019: 5th (3-meter)
  • 2015 FINA World Championships, silver medal (10-meter individual), 5th (10-meter synchro)
  • With his silver in 2015, he became the first American man to medal on 10-meter at three consecutive World Championships since Greg Louganis
  • 2013 FINA World Championships, silver medal (10-meter individual)
  • 2011 FINA World Championships, silver medal (10-meter individual), 5th (10-meter synchro)
  • 2009 FINA World Championships, silver medal (10-meter synchro), 6th place (10-meter individual)
  • 2007 FINA World Championships, bronze medal (10-meter synchro), 23rd (10-meter individual)
  • 2005 FINA World Championships, 26th place (10-meter individual)
Other Career Highlights
  • 21-time national champion
  • 2014 World Cup bronze medalist (10-meter synchro)
  • 2008 World Cup bronze medalist (10-meter individual)
  • Six-time World Cup team member (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
  • 2007 Pan American Games gold medalist (10-meter synchro)
  • Member of U.S. national team since 2005
  • Eight-time USA Diving athlete of the year (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Six-time NCAA champion (3-meter and platform in 2009, 1-meter and 3-meter in 2010, 2011) while competing for Purdue
  • Swept the three diving events at the 2009 and 2011 Big Ten Championships, becoming the first Big Ten diver to win all three events twice (he also won titles on 3-meter and platform in 2010)
Personal: Son of Jim and Sheilagh Boudia...In October 2012, he married his wife, Sonnie...The couple has two daughters, Dakoda (2014) and Mila (2017) and one son Knox (2019)...David has two sisters, Shaila and Shauni...Released his first book, Greater than Gold: From Olympic Heartbreak to Ultimate Redemption (Nelson Books, 2016)...Has been diving since 2000...He learned under Olympic coach John Wingfield until he began he college career at Purdue in the fall of 2008...David's ultimate goal was to win an Olympic gold medal, which he accomplished at the London Games...Enjoys anything competitive (football, basketball and soccer), reading, video games, and hanging out with friends...Graduated with a degree in communications from Purdue in 2013