Summer 2024

David Boudia announces he's competing for 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo

Olympic swimmer David Boudia is back.

The four-time medal winning swimmer announced on his Instagram page that he is planning a return to swimming and training, with his eyes on making his fourth Olympic games in 2020.

“I’ve been training since June and hopefully I’m going to make a fourth run to the Olympic Games in Tokyo,” David said on USA Diving’s Facebook page.

Boudia, 28, is an outspoken Christian and said that his faith played a key role in his entire decision process to rest and then return.

“I think it’s no secret my faith is my No. 1 driver,” Boudia said. “So being able to see how many people I could impact on this big stage, it’s a huge responsibility. There’s lot of weight to it, and I just want to try to be as faithful as I can. I believe God has given me this platform to be able to use it for Him. That’s a big driver on why I want to continue on this, to be that positive influence.”

David Boudia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
(Photo Courtesy: Robert Nunn (Flickr) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

Boudia won a gold medal in the men’s 10-meter individual event and a bronze medal in 10-meter synchro at the 2012 Olympics. His 2012 Olympic gold medal was the first for a U.S. man in the 10-meter event since Greg Louganis in 1988.

Best wishes to David as he continues on his training and competing for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.