David Boudia decided at just seven years old that he would be a U.S. Olympian while watching the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Atlanta 1996. Since then, Boudia has gone on to accomplish his ultimate goal – winning an Olympic gold medal – at London 2012.
A year after competing in London, Boudia graduated from Purdue University with a degree in communications and in 2015, he became the first American man since Greg Louganis (1978-1986) to medal on the 10m platform at three consecutive World Championships.
In 2017, Boudia took time off from diving to sell real estate. Once he returned in 2018, he suffered a concussion on a training dive from the 10m platform in February, sparking his switch to 3m springboard.
Boudia, whose favorite dive is 109C, enjoys anything competitive (football, basketball, soccer, etc.) reading, video games and hanging out with friends. In 2016, he also wrote and released his first book, “Greater than Gold: From Olympic Heartbreak to Ultimate Redemption.”
He lives with his wife, Sonnie, their two daughters, Dakoda and Mila, and son, Knox.
Hometown: Noblesville, Ind.
Currently Resides: West Lafayette, Ind.
Birthdate: April 24, 1989
Toyota Vehicle: Toyota Tundra
Olympic History: 2008, 2012, 2016
- Six-time USA Diving Athlete of the Year (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
- 2008 and 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials 10m Champion
- Olympic Games Beijing 2008
- Olympic Games London 2012, gold (10m individual), bronze (10m synchro)
- Olympic Games Rio 2016, silver (10m synchro), bronze (10m individual)
- 21-time National Champion, most recently winning the 3m springboard at the 2019 USA Diving Senior National Championships
- Won the Synchronized Men’s 3m Springboard with teammate, Steele Johnson, at the 2019 USA Diving National Winter Championships
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