Diver David Boudia barely makes cut, then wins Olympic gold

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Diver David Boudia barely makes cut, then wins Olympic gold
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On Friday, American diver David Boudia squeaked into the semifinals of the 10m platform. On Saturday, he won the gold medal. Boudia's diving was near perfect for both Saturday's rounds. He was in third place in the semifinal round, behind Qiu Bo and Lin Yue, diving powerhouses from China. In the finals, divers start from scratch, so scores from previous rounds don't matter. Boudia's diving was steady and consistent during the finals. Outside of the 86.20 in the second round, he scored higher than 90 on every dive.

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