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Troy Dumais finishes historic diving career at U.S. Olympic trials

June 27, 2016

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.

“What he’s done for USA Diving has been unbelievable,” said Michael Hixon, who qualified for Rio de Janeiro. “As an ambassador for the sport, he’s an unbelievable mentor for kids who are just coming up.”

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