Emotion in Sports: Troy Dumais’ Final Dive
In case you missed it, Ventura native Troy Dumais called it quits this weekend, ending a diving career that spanned four Olympic Games and 38 national championships.
The 36-year-old Dumais was trying for his fifth Olympic squad but finished fourth in the 3-meter event at the team trials in Indianapolis.
Despite the disappointment, he received a long ovation from the crowd.
“What a way to go out,” he said. “The standing ovation in front of my family, seeing my family after I did the dive; I haven’t stopped crying since I was on the board.”
Dumais won bronze in the synchronized event at the 2012 London Games. He is also a seven-time medalist at the world championships dating back to 2005.