Troy Dumais qualifies for fourth Olympic games in 3-meter synchro
June 23, 2012
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – Former Longhorn Troy Dumais will head to his fourth Olympic games as he won the 3-meter synchronized springboard with partner Kristian Ipsen.
Dumais and Ipsen led going into the finals and maintained the top spot, finishing with 1296.21. The duo beat out Texas’ Drew Livingston and his partner Christopher Colwill by 32 points. Dumais and Ipsen held a good margin until Livingston and Colwill put the pressure on with three straight dives of around 80 points to end the session. Livingston and Colwill scored 80.58, 81.60 and 79.80 points on their final three attempts.
With the pressure on, Dumais and Ipsen earned their spot on the Olympic team and a trip to London when the nailed their final dive. They posted a score of 87.72 on their forward 2 1/2 somersault 2 twist pike.
Troy Dumais’ two brothers, Justin and Dwight, finished in third place overall with 1,151.46 points. Justin gave Texas a diver in each of the top three spots in the event.
The three Dumais brothers will also compete in the individual 3-meter springboard finals on Sunday.