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Nick McCrory is a diver competing at the 2012 London Summer Olympics for the USA.

Nick McCrory and his 10m platform synchro partner, David Boudia, earned the U.S. an Olympic berth by finishing fourth at a FINA World Cup event in London in February. The pair was in second place at one point in the competition before fading out of medal contention. Still, if the pair qualifies for the Olympics it will be a formidable duo. McCrory and Boudia won the last two Winter Nationals titles along with the 2011 World Championships Trials.

McCrory competed at the 2008 Olympic Trials but did not qualify for the Games, coming up two spots short of earning a berth on the U.S. team. The result could be viewed as a victory for two reasons: He was diving with an injured foot, the result of playing basketball two weeks before Trials; and he entered the final round well behind the leaders. McCrory said he talked to his dad before finals, who told him the family was there to support him no matter what. McCrory then climbed three spots in the round to earn his top-five finish. "That was probably even better than seeing my score after I was done, seeing their faces after that final," McCrory said.

McCrory's other event in the individual 10m platform, in which he is a top contender to make the U.S. team. He has a handful of top-10 finishes in international competitions since 2010, and last winter he won the event at the National Championships. His go-to dive? "Probably my inward three-and-a-half," he said. "It's just gotten to be a really consistent dive and one that I love to do in competition."

McCrory's parents met in Durham, N.C.; dad went to Duke, mom went to the University of North Carolina. The famous rivalry between the schools worked its way into the McCrory household, where Nick was the designated UNC fan and his brother followed Duke. Nick eventually chose to attend Duke, where he is still enrolled and will graduate in 2013. But he is a fan of both schools, a rare dichotomy. "I try to keep my mouth shut about it," McCrory joked.

McCrory's uncle swam for Great Britain and won a bronze medal at the 1976 Olympics in the 4x200m freestyle relay. McCrory saw the medal two summers ago and took a picture of it, and then had the photo as the background image on his cell phone for a year and a half "just as a constant reminder. Being able to be a part of the London Olympics would have a special connection for me," he said.


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Age: 25 years old
Birthday: August 9, 1991
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 163 lbs.
Birthplace: Durham, NC
Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
Current Residence: Durham, NC

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