Going to London! Winners Declared in Women’s Three-meter Springboard; Men’s 10-meter Platform Competition Saturday



Four more spots on the US Diving Olympic Team were earned Saturday following competitions in the women’s 3-meter springboard and the men’s 10-meter platform at the US Olympic Team Trials in Federal Way, WA.

Cassidy Krug and Olympian Christina Loukas are heading to London as part of the 2012 US Olympic Team and will compete in the women’s 3-meter springboard, while Olympian David Boudia and Nick McCrory, who won Thursday night in the men’s 10-meter synchro platform, finished atop the men’s individual 10-meter standings Saturday at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

Krug scored 1094.85 points, while Loukas finished with 1017.85 points to finish second. Loukas competed at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Krug started with 79.50 points on her first dive, an inward 2 ½, and scored 75 points or higher on three other dives during the competition.

Loukas headed into the finals in second place. She scored 72 points or higher on three other dives, including 76.50 on her back 2 ½ in the first round.

Boudia finished with 1642.40 points, with McCrory placing second with 1582.55.

Boudia scored more than 100 points on two dives in the finals, earning one 10 for 102.60 points on his back 3 ½ pike and receiving three 9.5s for 101.75 points on his front 4 ½ tuck.

McCrory earned an incredible six 10s of his own, including five on a back 3 ½ tuck for 99 points. He had another 10 on a reverse 3 ½ tuck that scored 92.40 points. He also scored 97.20 points on his back 2 ½ with 2 ½ twists.

Olympic diving legend, Greg Louganis, helped present the glass awards to Boudia and McCrory and shortly afterward he bumped McCrory and knocked the award to the ground, shattering it. Louganis quickly started to pick up the shards of glass and managed to cut himself in the process. He was clearly embarrassed, and a few minutes later presented a new glass award to McCrory.

On Friday night, Troy Dumais became a four-time Olympian when he and diving partner Kristian Ipsen won the men’s synchronized 3-meter title.

Saturday’s event had an all-time attendance record at the King County Aquatic Center.


David Boudia
Olympic diving legend, Greg Louganis, helped present awards to
David Boudia, and Nick McCrory. Louganis is shown getting ready to hug
Boudia, who will attend his second Olympic games in London.


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David Boudia at the US Diving Olympic Team Trials.


Steele Johnson, left, and David Boudia practice before Saturday’s
10-meter platform competition at the US Diving Olympic Team Trials.


Christo Law
Christo Law prepares for a dive during a practice session at the US Diving
Olympic Team Trials.

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