David Boudia (Noblesville, Ind./West Lafayette, Ind.) and Steele Johnson (Carmel, Ind./West Lafayette, Ind.) won the silver medal in synchronized 10-meter Friday at the FINA Diving World Series in Windsor, Ontario. Also on Friday, Troy Dumais (Ventura, Calif./Austin, Texas) and Sam Dorman (Tempe, Ariz./Coral Gables, Fla.) were sixth in men’s synchronized 3-meter.
Boudia and Johnson finished with 431.52 points in the men’s 10-meter synchro event, second only to the Chinese team of Lin Yue and Yang Jian, who scored 433.50 points for gold. The German team of Patrick Hausding and Sascha Klein were third with 430.92 points.
Boudia and Johnson were in the lead with two rounds to go after scoring 90.78 points on their fourth-round reverse 3 ½ tuck. Up next was the difficult front 4 ½ tuck, the same dive Johnson missed for just 27.75 points in last week’s individual World Championships trials preliminaries before he switched to the easier front 3 ½ pike in the semifinals and finals at the trials. At the World Series, Boudia and Johnson came through for 68.82 points on the front 4 ½ tuck. The dive dropped them to third place with one dive to go, but they closed out their list 89.64 points on their back 2 ½ with 2 ½ twists to move up one spot for the silver medal.
Dumais and Dorman, competing together for just the second time and their first time together internationally, scored 365.43 points to finish sixth of six teams in the men’s 3-meter synchro contest. In fifth place through four rounds, they also struggled on their front 4 ½ tuck in round five. Dorman and Dumais scored 57 points on the dive to drop to sixth place with one round to go. They ended with 62.22 points on a front 2 ½ with two twists.
China’s He Chong and He Chao were first at 429.87, while Mexico’s Rommel Pacheco and Jahir Ocampo scored 421.92 for silver. Hausding and Stephan Feck took bronze for Germany with 409.83 points.
The FINA Diving World Series in Windsor continues through Sunday. On Saturday, Dumais will compete in the individual men’s 3-meter event as well as with Laura Ryan (Elk River, Minn./Athens, Ga.) in the mixed synchronized 3-meter contest.
Swimming news courtesy of USA Diving.