Boudia medals at FINA Diving World Series in Dubai


David Boudia

Noblesville’s David Boudia won the bronze medal on 10-meter at the first leg of the 2012 FINA Diving World Series, held March 16-17 in Dubai. Fellow Americans Christina Loukas (Riverwoods, Ill.) and Kassidy Cook (The Woodlands, Texas) won silver in synchronized 3-meter.

The FINA Diving World Series is a four-leg, invitation-only event for the top finishers from the 2011 World Championships.

In Saturday’s men’s 10-meter contest, Boudia finished with 521.60 points to finish third behind a pair of world champions. China’s Qiu Bo, the 2011 world champion, scored 569.25 for gold, and 2009 world champion Tom Daley of Great Britain won silver with 539.40 points.

Boudia also teamed up with Nick McCrory (Chapel Hill, N.C.) for sixth place in Friday’s men’s synchronized 10-meter contest with 408.51 points, just 4.11 out of third.

The next stop on the FINA Diving World Series is Beijing, where competition will be held March 23-24.