Olympic diving in the United States is in a bit of a drought. The last U.S. Olympic gold in the sport came 20 years ago and no American diver has earned a spot anywhere on the medals stand in the past two games.
But, a former Purdue diver, who will compete in two events in London, is hoping to spark an American resurgence.
Hand stands, running starts, back flips.
No matter how David Boudia dives from the top of the ten meter platform into the water, it’s always fast and always aggressive. It’s like he’s attacking the sky. But coming down, he’s graceful.