Olympic Gold Medalist to speak at Rock Point

It isn’t everyday that an Olympic athlete makes a stop in Crawfordsville. 

On Friday, however, diver and four-time Olympic medalist David Boudia will be here speaking at Rock Point Church.

Boudia won two medals in each of the 2012 and 2016 Olympic games while representing the United States, including gold in the 10-meter platform in 2012 in London. He also won six NCAA titles while competing at Purdue. 

Boudia became a Christian in 2010 and has been open about his faith ever since, including during the 2012 Olympic games. Rock Point Discipleship Pastor Jeff Strickland believes Boudia’s story is unique and one Crawfordsville residents may be interest in.

“I think he does a good job at saying sports are awesome and they are important and they are incredibly enjoyable, but they’re not the most important thing in life,” he said.

Tickets are available for the event for $5 on Eventbrite.

 Boudia will speak from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and is open to anyone ages 10 or older. If all 500 pre-sell tickets are not sold, tickets will be available at the door.

Copies of Boudia’s autobiography “Greater Than Gold” will be available for purchase, and Strickland and Rock Point are looking forward to giving the Crawfordsville community this opportunity.

“Our goal is to give an opportunity for a bunch of people in our community to hear from a gold medalist,” Strickland said. “I think that at the heart of Boudia’s message is really there are more important things than a gold medal.”