David Boudia. Photo courtesy of US Presswire.
AP Sports Writer
LONDON (AP) - David Boudia won the men's 10-meter platform at the London Olympics, giving the U.S. its first gold medal in diving since 2000.
Boudia clinched the gold with his last dive, winning by 1.8 points over Qiu Bo of China.
The American scored 568.65 points in the six-dive final on Saturday. Qiu took the silver at 566.85.
Tom Daley of Britain settled for the bronze at 556.95 after leading going into the final dive in front of a raucous home crowd that included soccer star David Beckham and two of his sons.
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