US diving duo David Boudia and Steele Johnson proclaim Christ on TV after bagging Olympic silver

Steele Johnson and David Boudia show their Olympic diving silver Boudia

American diving duo David Boudia and Steele Johnson thanked Christ on national TV after winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics on Monday.

The duo scored 457.11 points in six dives in the men's synchronized 10-meter platform to secure the silver medal behind China, which won the gold.

It is Boudia's third Olympic medal since winning bronze in the same event and in the 10-meter platform in the 2012 Summer Olympics, and a first for Johnson.

The two were interviewed after their win and while Boudia said there was so much pressure on them. he spoke of how focusing on Christ got them through it.

"It's just an identity crisis. When my mind is on this [diving], and I'm thinking I'm defined by this, then my mind goes crazy. But we both know that our identity is in Christ, and we're thankful for this opportunity to be able to dive in front of Brazil and in front of the United States. It's been an absolutely thrilling moment for us," he told NBC, according to the Christian Examiner.

Johnson said Christ gave him peace going into the competition.

"The way David just described it was flawless – the fact that I was going into this event knowing that my identity is rooted in Christ and not what the result of this competition is just gave me peace ... and it let me enjoy the contest," he said.

He added, "If something went great, I was happy. If something didn't go great, I could still find joy because I'm at the Olympics competing with the best person, the best mentor – just one of the best people to be around. God's given us a cool opportunity, and I'm glad I could come away with an Olympic silver medal in my first-ever event."

In his book "Greater Than Gold," Boudia writes about how he changed his focus from winning for himself to giving glory to God.