Gold medalist David Boudia of the U.S. poses on the podium with silver medalist Qiu Bo (L) of China and bronze medalist Tom Daley (R) of Britain

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Qiu Bo from China competes during the men's 10-meter platform diving semi final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Aug 11, 2012 - In one of the "wow" moments of the 2012 Olympics, American David Boudia unleashed a stunning last dive to win the gold medal in the men's 10-meter platform diving in London. China's Qiu Bo, the heavy favorite, took silver and British superstar Tom Daley won the bronze.

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Qiu Bo de China compite en el Maria Lenk centro acuático - Río de Janeiro…

Qiu Bo will compete in his first Olympics in 10m platform. Qiu Bo is the reigning world champion in this event.

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David Boudia of the U.S. scored 568.65 points in the six-dive final to narrowly beat Qiu Bo of China (566.85) for the gold medal.

Qiu Bo (London 2012 Silver, Diving) comes from an impoverished family in China. Now, he's a top athlete and endorser. Image: Qiu Bo for Nike

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