Greg Louganis – The World’s Best Olympic Diver
Before Michael Phelps, before Gaby Douglas and Missy Franklin, back in the ’70s and ’80s there was Greg Louganis. He was the Olympian to watch. His near flawless high dives into the pool seemed effortless; he was a pure natural at both the springboard and the platform.
At the age of 16, Louganis competed in his first Olympics in Montreal, Canada (1976), where he placed second in the tower event. In 1984 and 1988 the young diver did something no other male and only one other diver had done in history, he swept the diving events in consecutive Olympic Games. With a total of five metals won over the span of three Olympic Games, four golds and one silver, Louganis was known around the world as the first male diver to earn a perfect 10… (click link above to read more)
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