Thomas Finchum

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Thomas Finchum
Personal information
Full name Thomas Finchum
Born (1989-12-01) December 1, 1989 (age 24)
Beech Grove, Indiana
Residence Indianapolis, Indiana
Height 185 centimetres (6 ft 1 in)
Sport
Country United States
Event(s) 10m, 10m synchro
Club National Training Center
Former partner(s) David Boudia Drew Livingston
Retired June 2012

Thomas Finchum (born December 1, 1989) is an American platform diver. He was a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic team. Finchum announced his retirement in 2012.[1] He is now a pursuing a country music career as the lead singer of Northern Nights.

2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Finchum and David Boudia placed fifth in the 10-meter synchronized diving competition. Finchum finished 12th in the individual 10-meter event.

Championships[edit]

At the 2011 U.S. National Championships, Finchum and Drew Livingston won the 10-meter synchronized men platform title.[2][3] At the World Championships, he and Boudia were bronze medalists in 2007 and silver medalists in 2009.

Retirement[edit]

On June 24, 2012, the day after he failed to qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympics, Finchum announced his retirement from competitive diving. He will move to Nashville, Tennessee, where he will attend Belmont University and pursue a country music career with his band, Northern Nights.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Olympic Diving Trials: IU's Cozad falls short, Finchum retires , Indystar.com, June 24, 2012
  2. ^ Beth Harris, Livingston, Finchum win 10-meter synchro, Associated Press, August 12, 2011
  3. ^ "National Diving Championships: Synchronized Men Platform Results". USA Diving. Retrieved July 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ Tim Ball, Olympic diver turns to music career, ESPN.com (June 28, 2012). Retrieved on July 3, 2012.
  5. ^ "Boudia, Krug earn Olympic diving berths". ESPN (The Associated Press). June 23, 2012. Retrieved July 7, 2012. 

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