U.S. Olympic diving duo David Boudia and Steele Johnson won silver in the men’s synchronized 10-meter platform Monday, but it was what they said in their interview afterward that has really been making headlines.
Both of them admitted that they had felt an enormous amount of pressure coming into the event, but noted that it was their faith in God that allowed them to push through and focus on what was really important.
“It’s an identity crisis,” said Boudia. “When my mind is on this and thinking I’m defined by this, then my mind goes crazy. But we do have to know that our identity is in Christ and we’re just thankful for this opportunity.”
Johnson agreed with his diving partner, saying, “The fact that I was going into this event knowing that my identity is rooted in Christ and not what the result of this competition is just gave me peace, it gave me ease, and it let me enjoy the contest. If something went great, I was happy; if something didn’t go great, I could still find joy… God’s given us a cool opportunity, and I’m glad I could come away with an Olympic silver medal in my first-ever event.”
The pair has won fans from all over for both their skill on the diving platform and their boldness in proclaiming their faith. We can’t wait to see what the future has in store for this talented team!
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