MONTREAL -- Former University of Texas diver Troy Dumais captured the silver medal on the 3-meter springboard Tuesday at the XI FINA World Championships. This came two days after Dumais teamed with his brother Justin, another Texas Ex, to claim the bronze medal on the synchronized 3-meter springboard.
The second-place finish on Tuesday marked Dumais' highest individual international showing to date. A two-time Olympian, he was the bronze medalist at the 2003 Pan American Games on the 3-meter springboard.
Dumais scored 752.76 points during the individual competition. Canada's Alexandre Despatie was crowned the 3-meter champion with 813.60 points. He Chong of China finished third with a score of 730.77. Despatie's third dive, a reverse 3 1/2 somersault tuck, received three perfect scores of 10.0 from the judges.
Three of Dumais' six dives in the finals received scores between 8.5 and 9.5. His final attempt, a reverse 2 1/2 somersaults, 1 1/2 twists pike, was good for 95.55 points, his highest-scored dive of the finals.
"It was amazing," Dumais said following Tuesday's performance. "It was the most fun I've ever had. I'm very satisfied with my result and I'm satisfied with the whole event. It was an amazing adventure."
The Dumais brothers recorded 360.27 points during Sunday's synchronized 3-meter springboard competition. China's He Chong and Wang Feng earned gold with 384.42 points, while Tobias Schellenberg and Andreas Wels of Germany claimed silver with 364.59 points.
The XI FINA World Championships continues through Sunday, July 24.