USA Diving finalizes World Championships roster

David Boudia
0 Comments

Olympic platform champion David Boudia leads the U.S. diving team for the World Championships in Kazan, Russia, in July and August.

Boudia dominated the platform event at the World Championships trials in Bloomington, Ind., over the weekend. He compiled 1,544.05 points to win by 190.5 points over David Dinsmore, a 17-year-old who made his first Worlds team.

Boudia is expected to go up against two-time defending World champion Qiu Bo of China in Kazan, plus Qiu’s countryman Yang Jian and Olympic bronze medalist Tom Daley of Great Britain.

Boudia won the U.S.’ only medal at the 2013 World Championships, silver behind Qiu, reversing their finish from the London Olympics.

Four-time Olympian Troy Dumais, 35, failed to make the Worlds team on the springboard (individual or synchronized) for the first time since 1994. Dumais made the last eight World Championships teams, starting as an 18-year-old in 1998, when he captured silver on the 1m springboard.

He finished third in his last chance at trials, the 3m springboard. A maximum of two divers can represent one nation in an event at Worlds.

Here’s the full U.S. diving roster for Worlds:

Men’s 1m springboard
Kristian Ipsen
Michael Hixon

Men’s 3m springboard
Michael Hixon
Darian Schmidt

Men’s platform
David Boudia
David Dinsmore

Women’s 1m springboard
Samantha Pickens
Ariel Rittenhouse

Women’s 3m springboard
Laura Ryan
Abby Johnston (*added June 22)

Women’s platform
Amy Cozad
Jessica Parratto

Men’s synchronized springboard
Kristian Ipsen and Sam Dorman

Women’s synchronized springboard
Abby Johnston and Laura Ryan

Men’s synchronized platform
David Boudia and Steele Johnson

Women’s synchronized platform
Amy Cozad and Jessica Parratto

Mixed synchronized springboard
Abby Johnston and Jordan Windle

Mixed synchronized platform
Murphy Bromberg and Mark Anderson

David Boudia scraps springboard plan; Nick McCrory retires