Colwill rallied from third place to win the men's 3-meter springboard, while Dumais held off Ipsen in the final round to finish second and reach his fourth Olympics in the event.
"Competing in the Olympics that definitely was the biggest pressure, but I felt like I did a good job and enjoy myself and have fun and not worry so much about how the event was going to go and embrace the environment," Colwill said.
Colwill earned a score of zero from judges after his plant foot landed partially off the board. He executed none of the technical aspects required of the dive and fell into 18th place among the 18 divers in the event.
"I guess instead of going with the aggressive attitude, I told myself not to do something, which you should never do," Colwill said.
Colwill already had slipped out of a spot for the final on his fifth jump when he failed to come all the way around on an inward 3½ somersault and entered the water in way-less-than-perfect form.
The scores, an average of 2.8, dropped him into a desperate position.
"I was already out of contention on the last round, and I think I tried to go for 100 points," said the 27-year-old, who was competing in his second Olympics. "I went with the attitude of 100 points or no points. And I guess I got the no points."
Chris what a remarkable final. What was it like to compete today?
"Um, Like I told my coach, It was very stressful. Um, I knew, you know, I was a little bit behind and um I kinda went with the no fear approach and just tried to the best that I could and have fun with it and it seemed to work at the right time."
2007 AT&T USA Diving Grand Prix (Bronze medalist);
2007 Comunidad de Madrid – (Bronze medalist);
2007 Italian Grand Prix – (Gold medalist);
2008 AT&T USA Diving Grand Prix (Silver medalist);
2008 Olympic Games (Fourth);
2009 FINA World Series, Mexico City (Silver medalist);
2011 International Springertag (Silver medal).
Hobbies: Playing golf and watching television. (usadiving.org, 13 Jul 2011)
Education: Communications - University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
Club name: Georgia Dive Club, Brandon, FL, USA
Coach: Dan Laak (USA) from 2003 (usadiving.org, 15 Dec 2011)
Handedness: Right (Athlete, 18 March 2007)
Coach Chris [Colwill] grew up in Brandon Florida where he started to dive when he was 6 years old. Chris has had an amazing diving career where he has been an NCAA Champion on multiple boards, attended 2 Olympic Trails, was in the 2008 Bejing Olympics, has been a junior champion in multiple age groups, has traveled the world representing Team USA as a junior diver as well as on the USA Diving National team and he loves to coach!
Coach Chris has been helping with GDC Camps and Clinics for 3 years, he has coached the Future Champions Group and Lessons programs, and is going to be filling in where we need his expertise this year.
Chris will be competing in London at the 2012 Olympic Games, after winning the USA Diving Olympic Trials!
High School--Tampa Prep...member of the U.S. Senior National Team and was the U.S. Diving Junior National Champion on the 1-meter in 2002...earned bronze medals at both the Junior World Championships (1-meter) and the U.S. Diving Junior National Championships (platform)...took fourth on the 1-meter event and placed ninth on the 3-meter at the 2002 U.S. Diving National Championships... member of the U.S. Diving Junior National Team...two-time National High School Champion as well as a three-time Florida State High School champion...an eight-time Junior National Champion and earned four medals at the Junior Pan-Am Games (one gold, one silver, two bronze) in Mexico City in 2001...brought home one gold and two bronze medals from the 2002 Junior World Championship competition...finished ninth on 3-meter at the 2003 World Championship Trials at Gabrielsen Natatorium in Athens, Ga...took fifth on 1-meter at the U.S. Senior Diving Championships...trained under Joe Greenwell at Jetstream Diving.
Chris is the son and only child of Chuck and Debbie Colwill. He is hearing impaired (with 60 percent hearing loss) and says it can be an advantage when competing. Chris listens to rock (prefers Linkin Park), likes to play golf and enjoys watching TV. His favorite shows are Lost, House, Friends and Family Guy. Chris started diving in 1990.
Home: Brandon, FL
Height: 5′ 10″
Weight: 176 lbs.
Club: Georgia Dive Club
Coach: Dan Laak
National Team: 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Events: 3-meter, synchronized 3-meter (with Jevon Tarantino)