Steele Johnson (Carmel, Ind./West Lafayette, Ind.) finished fourth in the individual men’s 10-meter final Sunday at the FINA Diving World Series in Windsor, Ontario. Olympic champion David Boudia (Noblesville, Ind./West Lafayette, Ind.) finished seventh overall but did not advance to the final.
Johnson scored 503.45 points in the final, including 98.05 points on his front 4 ½ tuck and 91.80 points on his back 2 ½ with 2 ½ twists. China’s Yang Jian scored more than 100 points on two dives – including 116.85 points on a front 4 ½ pike – to win gold with 567.25 points. Lin Yue of China was second at 533.65, and Olympic bronze medalist Tom Daley of Great Britain scored 511.50 points for the bronze.
Johnson advanced to the finals after finishing first in semifinal B with 477.20 points. The top three divers in each of two semifinals advance to the finals.
Boudia finished fourth in semifinal A. He was in position to advance with two rounds left in his semifinal but scored just 44.40 points on his front 4 ½ tuck in round five to knock him out of a spot in the finals. He finished with a six-dive total of 462.70.
On Friday, Boudia and Johnson paired for the silver medal in synchronized 10-meter.
The 2015 FINA Diving World Series comes to a close next week with the final stop in Merida, Mexico.
Swimming news courtesy of USA Diving.