Well, his wishes have come true. There are so many Christians winning gold this year and giving God the glory that it is getting difficult to keep track. In his interview with Chad Bonham, Boudia shared his testimony of how his diving coach, Adam Soldati, helped to lead him into a vital relationship with Christ during a time when Boida was at a low point in his life.
"I didn’t know what a believer was or what that even meant when I came to him. I just knew that Adam was someone I looked up to and I didn’t know why. He just provided me with a lot of wisdom. He was someone I could turn to and ask those tough questions. He was real approachable and loving. That’s why I felt like I could come to him during that time." There are more details and inspiring quotes in the published interview.
Boudia was way behind in 18th place after Friday's qualifying rounds in London - where only the top 18 divers make semifinals. But because Boudia chose to do difficult dives and performed consistently, he was able to make his way back as an underdog to retrieve a gold medal, the first for an American male since 1988.
As Sanya Richards Ross, another US Christian gold medalist in 2012, has stated, "...God is always on time! Sometimes things happen that we can't understand, and we think that God has forgotten about us, but that is never true. We must go through different seasons to truly appreciate when God is working everything out for us. In the meantime, we must thank God in all things!" Sonya's come from behind win in a previous Olympic competition is highlighted on Youtube. She has won two golds so far in the 2012 Olympics.
Boudia's interviewer, Chad Bonham, has a new book out, Glory of the Games, that features 18 past and present Olympians such as Shannon Miller, Tamika Catchings, Josh Davis, Ryan Hall, Dave Johnson and Kevin Durant discussing various biblical principles that have helped them succeed as elite international athletes.
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