Diver Troy Dumais will head to his third Olympics this summer in Beijing, after winning the 3m springboard earlier today at the U.S. Diving Trials in Indianapolis. See photos, video and a biography of Troy below.
Troy Dumais automatically earns a spot on the Olympic diving team after winning the 3m springboard today. In his last two appearances at the Olympic Games – in 2000 and 2004, he placed sixth. Even though the Chinese are the favorites to win the gold, Dumais is going to give it his all:
“When I was a little kid watching Greg Louganis win all those medals, I got the idea in my head that I wanted to win more than him,” Dumais said. “That may not be realistic, but it stuck with me. I’m not going to quit until I give it everything.”
As a biography, Troy Dumais was born on January 21, 1980 in Ventura, California. His father, Marc Dumais, was a pro hockey and tennis player. In addition to diving, Troy has also played football, hockey, basketball, baseball and tennis.
Troy took 1st place at the Speedo National Junior Diving Championship in 1993. This would be the beginning of Troy going on to win numerous National Championships. He placed sixth in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney and in the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Troy placed 6th as well in the 3m Synchronized Spring Board Event at the 2004 Athens Olympiad with his brother, Justin Dumais.
Troy attended the University of Texas and majored in Exercise Science. He graduated in 2006.
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