Dumais finishes career-best 5th in 3m springboard
Aug. 7, 2012
LONDON -- Texas ex Troy Dumais completed his fourth Olympiad with a career-best fifth place finish in the 3m springboard final on Tuesday at the Aquatics Centre.
Dumais sat in sixth position going into the final round of dives, but used a score of 88.40, his best of the six-round session, to move up one position. He finished with 498.35 points.
He earned the first Olympic medal of his career last week when Dumais and partner Kristian Ipsen took bronze in the 3m synchronized springboard.
"Troy had a great Olympics," UT Men's and Women's Diving coach Matt Scoggin said. "In his 3m contests, he dove very mature, in the moment and totally uninhibited. He was very close to geting in the zone today, which would have improved his chances of medaling again, in addition to the bronze he won in the sychronized contest. Troy is a fierce competitor for the United States, and we could not be more proud of how well he represented his country not only today, but countless times throughout his career."
Ilya Zakharov of Russia won the gold medal with a 555.90 total.
Dumais finished sixth in the 3m springboard in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics.
London Olympics 2012
Men's 3m Springboard - Final