July 21, 2021
Purdue’s Diving Dynasty at the Olympics
In this episode of This Is Purdue, David Boudia, the most decorated Purdue University Diving Olympian, joins us.
David shares his gold medal-winning journey, and how adversity has helped shape him into the athlete and person he is today.
He also discusses his role in the HBO Sports documentary The Weight of Gold, which explores the mental health challenges that Olympic athletes often face. Hear why David says depression doesn’t discriminate, and why it was important for elite athletes to help shine a light on this.
Plus, two Boilermakers will be representing Purdue and USA Diving in Tokyo, and we talk to Brandon Loschiavo, Purdue alum and first-time Olympian, about how he feels to represent the university on this worldwide stage.
And what is the next step in David’s career? Find out on This Is Purdue, the official podcast for Purdue University.