KSRC Olympic Diving Updates
Now that backlash from the badminton match-throwing scandal has FINALLY died down (my attempt at sarcasm; was it ever really inflamed to begin with?), I can focus on the diving portion of my KSRC Olympic duties. After medaling in three of four events so far, the United States is well on its way to redeeming our previously-sunk diving reputation (pun? anyone?). As I already noted, Kelci Bryant and Abigail Johnston kicked things off with a silver medal in the women’s 3m synchronized springboard event. David Boudia (he of the most beautiful dimples I have ever seen) and Nicholas McCrory earned a bronze in men’s synchronized 10m platform, breaking the hearts of cougars everywhere who wanted to see Tom Daley and his cute little British butt on the medal stand.
And yesterday, Olympics veteran Troy Dumais and newcomer Kristian Ipsen continued our medaling streak by placing third in the men’s synchronized 3m springboard.
That’s the good news. The bad news? The Chinese have gotten the gold medal in every single diving event so far. Which was pretty much what we expected, but hey… we still have track and field coming up.
*Editor’s note: apparently the official British spelling of the pairs diving events is “synchronised,” but we’re in American so I won’t support such nonsense.