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Nicholas McCrory and David Boudia of the United States celebrate with their bronze medals during the medal ceremony for the Men's Synchronized 10-meter platform diving on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
It's another medal day for Midwest U.S. competitors.
David Boudia, of Noblesville, Ind., and Nick McCrory took the bronze in the men's 10-meter synchronized platform dive with 463.47 points. China extended its diving dominance with a victory in the event, giving the country its second gold medal on the boards at the London Olympics.
The Americans are 2-for-2 after Springfield native Kelci Bryant and Abby Johnston earned a silver in the 3-meter synchro springboard Sunday, ending a 12-year medal drought.
Boudia made his Olympic debut in Beijing, where he placed fifth in the same event. Boudia and McCrory were considered long shots, but their strength and determination put them over the edge.
The pair dominated in trials, advancing to the final with a 114.84-point lead.
"I learn more from Nick than I provide," Boudia said at the time. "We kind of grew up in our competition readiness. It's neat to have a teammate like that."
Boudia will get another chance to medal during the 10-meter qualifiers on Aug. 10.