He made it! Afterward, a long flight back from World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea where he positioned 5th in the 3-meter Springboard, David Boudia had a quick gathering with his wife, Sonnie, and their three children at home in West Lafayette. Olympic Diving Fans from all over the world can buy Olympic Diving tickets online.

Then he repacked his masses and headed to the Indianapolis airport for a tour to New York with his wife and baby boy Knox to seem on Tuesday morning’s Today Show.

Veteran diver David Boudia takes on a new challenge for Olympics 2020

But the quick trip hit a problem. There were flight interruptions on Monday night. Boudia posted on his Instagram story that all flights were annulled into NYC airports. He added that they clutched a flight to Philadelphia and at 1:21 a.m. Tuesday, they were ready to drive the rest of way

After little sleep, Boudia linked other members of Side USA on the Today Show plaza outside 30 Rock, through the eight o’clock hour of the show.

The three-time Olympian has four medals, including the Gold in platform diving at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Currently, the veteran diver is opposing in a new event, the 3-meter Springboard.

“My expectations have been exceeded. I was very distant from the medals but with a very low degree of difficulty likened to the rest of the field; I’m pleased with where I’m at,” said Boudia, of his first performance at World Championships after winning five World Championships medals in platform events. “I’ve got a lot of work to do, and I was glad I was able to get the top eight so I can be competitive at World Series events next year.”

Boudia needed the degree of trouble that many of his contestants had but still finished fourth in the semifinal. Of the 12 divers advancing to the final, Boudia was the only one who didn’t perform a front 4 ½ tuck. Seven divers proceeding to the final had at least two dives with a degree of difficulty of 3.6 or higher on their lists; Boudia had none.

“I think it certainly helps improve my confidence to know where I stacked up,” Boudia said.

He is the only breadwinner for his family. And when he’s not training at the Purdue Aquatic Center, he is working on supports and public speaking.

“I am essentially in advertising, so I’m trying to market a brand aka myself and be hired by different companies to represent them,” Boudia said.

Veteran diver David Boudia takes on a new challenge for Olympics 2020

“I was fourth in the semifinals, and I do not have the big DD dives yet. This fall, that’s what we’ll be absorbed on, and hopefully then there won’t be an 80-point gap between first and fourth,” Boudia said.

Boudia also goals to compete in the 3-meter synchronized event.  At this point, a leading candidate to be his synchro partner is fellow Rio Olympian Michael Hixon from Indiana University. Hixon ended 7th in the 3-meter individual event at Worlds last week.

“I look forward to Tokyo 2020, and I do not think I would start a new Olympic cycle if I did not think I had the ability to be on the award stand,” he said.

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