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Larry Andreasen

Full name: Larry Edwin Andreasen
Gender: Male
Height: 5-4 (163 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: November 13, 1945 in Long Beach, California, United States
Died: October 26, 1990 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Affiliations: Commerce Swim Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Diving

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Larry Andreasen, who competed for the Cerritos Jr. College and the Commerce SC, won one major title in his career when he took the AAU springboard championship in 1963. His life later took an unusual turn in the 1980s. He became obsessed with diving off high bridges, attempting to break the record for the world's highest dive, and he ended up undergoing psychiatric evaluations several times. In 1988 Andreasen dove 160 feet off the Gerald Desmond Bridge in Long Beach, California. He was disappointed to find this was below the world record dive of 175 feet. Over the next few years the police several times pulled him off the West Tower of the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles Harbor, a dive of 385 feet. Finally, on 26 October 1990 Andreasen made that dive but died from injuries he sustained. He was found a few hours later floating in the water. The death was ruled an accident and not a suicide.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 18 Tokyo Diving Men's Springboard United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Springboard

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS FP CP DP SP
1964 Summer 18 Tokyo Diving United States Final Standings 3 143.77
1964 Summer 18 Tokyo Diving United States Final 3 143.77 43.46
1964 Summer 18 Tokyo Diving United States Qualifying 2 QU 100.31 63.15
1964 Summer 18 Tokyo Diving United States Final Round Dive #1 5 16.24
1964 Summer 18 Tokyo Diving United States Final Round Dive #2 7 11.88
1964 Summer 18 Tokyo Diving United States Final Round Dive #3 5 15.34
1964 Summer 18 Tokyo Diving United States Qualifying Dive #1 5 11.52
1964 Summer 18 Tokyo Diving United States Qualifying Dive #2 2T 12.75
1964 Summer 18 Tokyo Diving United States Qualifying Dive #3 2 14.44
1964 Summer 18 Tokyo Diving United States Qualifying Dive #4 2T 10.95
1964 Summer 18 Tokyo Diving United States Qualifying Dive #5 4T 13.49
1964 Summer 18 Tokyo Diving United States Qualifying Dive #6 9 17.28
1964 Summer 18 Tokyo Diving United States Qualifying Dive #7 2 19.88
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