Latter-day Saint Life

U.S. Olympian After Making the Rio Team: "I'm Here to Love and Serve Christ"


Recently, Team USA shared a video to their Facebook page of David Boudia and Steele Johnson's final dive that clinched their placement on Team USA.

But more incredible than their performance was the testimony they shared after their dive:

“It’s cool because this is exciting, this is fun but this is not what my identity will be for the rest of my life. Yeah, I’m Steele Johnson the Olympian, but at the same time, I’m here to love and serve Christ. My identity is rooted in Christ, not in the flips we’re doing,” said Johnson.

His diving partner, Boudia added, "We can't take credit for this. God be the glory, and this is why we do what we do day in and day out."

This will be Johnson's first Olympic appearance and Boudia's third, having already competed in Bejing in 2008 and London in 2012. What an incredible way these two Christians have used their success to give praise and honor back to their Savior and Heavenly Father.

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