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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 1:00 am

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Purdue diver eyes another Olympics

WEST LAFAYETTE – Olympic gold medalist diver David Boudia isn't giving up his Olympic dreams yet.

The 28-year-old Texan announced Tuesday at Purdue that he intends to qualify for his fourth U.S. team in 2020.

The three-time Olympian stunned the world by taking gold at the 2012 London Games by upsetting the heavily favored Chinese. The win ended a 12-year gold medal drought for the Americans and a 20-year gold medal drought for the American men.

He added a bronze medal in 2012 platform synchro and earned silver with Steele Johnson last summer in the same event in Rio, where he also took home bronze in platform individual.

He skipped this year's world championships and waited until his second daughter was born before announcing his intention for the 2020 Tokyo Games.

– Associated Press