Steele Johnson and David Boudia have faith in their diving

23 Aug

Steele Johnson and David Boudia dive in the synchronized men 10m platform during the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials Diving at the IU Natatorium on June 23, 2016, in Indianapolis. Photo by Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY SportsSteele Johnson almost died on the diving platform.

In 2009, at age 12, he was practicing his favorite dive, a triple reverse somersault in a tuck position — watch for him to ace it in the men’s individual platform diving in Rio — when he cracked his skull on a concrete platform, sliced open his scalp and fell 33 feet into the pool.

You can read the rest of the story on the Religious News Service – here.

I first heard about the faith of these two swimmers – not from the headlines, but from my in-laws.  Steele Johnson and David Boudia have been involved in the church that my in-laws attend.  During the Olympics, my father-in-law was persistent that he would be home during the diving competition in order to cheer and pray for his Christian brothers.

 

 

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