David Boudia Biography
An American Olympic athlete, David Boudia, well known for Holding the 16 National Titles and 2 Olympic Medals. He is a happily married man and father of one child. Besides that, Boudia penned an autobiography “Greater Than Gold” which was published by Thomas Nelson in 2016.
David Boudia Early Life & Education
David Alasdair Boudia was born on April 24, 1989, in Abilene, Texas. He is the son of Jim and Sheilagh Boudia. And has two sisters, Shaila and Shauni. He graduated from Noblesville High School in 2007 and attended Purdue University.
During his childhood, he was keenly interested in sport and started diving at age 11.
David Boudia Career
David began diving in 2000 and has been a part of the U.S. National Diving Team since 2005. Boudia was entitled to the 2008 U.S. Olympic team in the 10-meter platform and in the synchronized 10-meter platform event with former synchro partner Thomas Finchum.
Boudia and Finchum were 2009 World Championship (Rome) Silver Medalists and 2007 World Championship (Melbourne) Bronze Medalists. His current synchro partner is Nick McCrory. They are the 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalists.
Twitter: David’s match;
— USA Diving (@USADiving) February 24, 2017
He is the winner of the Big 10 Male Tower Diving event at the Big Ten Tournament, held in 2010 at Ohio State. He is the first American to break 600 points in six dives.
In his first event at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Boudia and his partner, Nicholas McCrory, gained the bronze in the synchronized 10-metre platform with a total score of 463.47, stopping behind China (486.78) and Mexico (468.90).
It was the first Olympic medal for the United States in men’s diving since the 1996 games in Atlanta. The United States had not done the podium in diving at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics.
Twitter: David with his Olympic Gold Medal;
— UnionUniversity (@UnionUniversity) April 17, 2017
In his second event, the 10-metre platform, Boudia barely advanced from the prelims placing eighteenth but then went on to finish third in the semi-finals to advance to the finals.
With his partner, Steele Johnson:
One year ago today…🥈 pic.twitter.com/5u4JK8rYCF
— USA Diving (@USADiving) August 8, 2017
After the Olympics, Boudia took a decision to take a break from international competition in 2017 before making a decision on whether to retire or return for a fourth Olympics.
David Boudia Personal Life
David is a happily married man. He married his long term girlfriend, Sonnie Brand in 2012. H first met his wife at the Purdue University and from there the two began to date each other.
Instagram: David with his wife, Sonnie;
As a loving spouse, the couple welcomed their first child a daughter named Dakoda in 2014.He is a dedicated Christian and believes in Jesus Christ. Currently, he along with his family resides in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Instagram: David and his wife with their daughter;
“…being a parent is hard,”
According to the driver’s website,
“…but the amazing opportunity of raising his daughter is something he would never change. He could not imagine life without her.”
Moreover, he also has written the “Greater than gold” which was written in 2016 and it was published by Thomas Nelson.Besides that, he also became the judge on the show “Splash”. It was aired on ABC on March 19, 2013.
David Boudia Net worth
David Boudia is the 20-time national championship. He won a gold medal in the 10-metre platform and won a silver medal in the men’s synchronized 10-metre platform. He is earning his salary $50 thousand dollars. from his career which adds up his current net worth of $200 thousand.