Standing up on the platform before their final dive Monday at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, David Boudia together with Steele Johnson recited Philippians 4:6, a Bible verse about anxiety. They smiled, fist-bumped and also carried out a back 2 ½ somersault with 2 ½ twists in the men’s 10-meter synchronized diving event.
Thereafter they won the silver medal. The silver marks Boudia’s 2nd Olympic synchro medal and also 3rd overall, as he won synchro bronze and individual gold in London, as well as Johnson’s very first Olympic medal of any kind.
“One of all color,” Boudia told of his medal collection. Chinese divers Chen Aisen and also Lin Yue won gold medal with 496.98 points. Boudia and Johnson were constant, staying in 2nd place all through the event and completing with a score of 457.11.