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Greg Louganis

Full name: Gregory Efthimios "Greg" Louganis
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: January 29, 1960 in San Diego, California, United States
Affiliations: UC Irvine Anteaters, Irvine (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Diving

Medals: 4 Gold, 1 Silver (5 Total)

Biography

American Greg Louganis is considered the greatest diver of all time. After winning Olympic silver in the platform in 1976 as a 16-year-old, he missed the 1980 Games because of the United States’ boycott but returned to take the springboard-platform double in both 1984 and 1988. His 1988 springboard victory was the stuff of high drama, when he qualified despite striking the board with his head on the next-to-last qualifying dive. Louganis also won both titles at the World Championships of 1982 and 1986, having earlier won the platform in 1978. It is highly probably that the 1980 boycott prevented Louganis from winning the diving double at three consecutive Olympics, an unprecedented feat. He won both springboard and platform at the 1979 Pan-American Games and repeated that feat at the 1982 and 1986 World Championships. He won over 30 national championships, more than any other American, and numerous international titles, but it is the manner in which he won that stunned the fans and impressed the judges. At the 1982 Worlds, performing an inward 2½ pike, he became the first diver in international competition to be awarded a perfect 10 from all seven judges. Later in that competition, his front 3½ pike received the highest score ever awarded a single dive with 92.07 points. He performed these feats by combining great athletic ability with unusual grace honed by many years of classical dance training. Of Samoan and European descent, he studied classical dance for many years and this training provided the basis for the elegance and artistry of his performances. His superiority over his contemporaries was considerable and he held many records for the highest marks ever achieved in competition. Sadly, in the early 1990s, Louganis announced that he was HIV-positive, and had actually been so at the time of the 1988 Olympics when he struck his head on the springboard. He now is known as a breeder of Parson Russell Terriers, especially those used in agility training.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving Men's Springboard United States USA 6
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving Men's Platform United States USA 2 Silver
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving Men's Springboard United States USA 1 Gold
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving Men's Platform United States USA 1 Gold
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving Men's Springboard United States USA 1 Gold
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving Men's Platform United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Springboard

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS DP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S J6S J7S DOD DC# SP
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Final 6 528.96
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Qualifying 8 QU 530.85
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Final Round Dive #1 3T 37.44 8.5 7.5 8.0 8.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 1.6 0101A
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Final Round Dive #2 5T 38.76 8.0 7.0 8.0 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 1.7 0201B
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Final Round Dive #3 3T 47.31 9.0 8.0 8.5 8.0 8.0 8.5 8.5 1.9 0301B
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Final Round Dive #4 1 40.80 9.5 7.5 9.0 8.5 8.0 8.5 8.5 1.6 0401A
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Final Round Dive #5 7 42.75 8.0 8.0 8.0 7.5 7.0 7.0 6.5 1.9 5111A
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Final Round Dive #6 6 56.28 6.5 7.0 6.0 7.0 6.5 7.5 6.5 2.8 0205C
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Final Round Dive #7 1 63.84 8.0 7.5 8.0 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 2.8 0305C
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Final Round Dive #8 7 54.27 7.5 6.5 8.0 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.0 2.7 5235D
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Final Round Dive #9 7 53.04 7.0 6.5 7.0 6.5 7.0 7.0 6.5 2.6 0405C
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Final Round Dive #10 8 28.35 4.0 3.0 4.5 3.5 3.5 3.0 3.5 2.7 0107C
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Final Round Dive #11 5 66.12 8.5 6.5 8.0 8.0 7.5 7.0 7.5 2.9 5136D
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Qualifying Dive #1 9 36.00 8.5 7.5 7.5 8.0 7.0 7.0 7.5 1.6 0101A
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Qualifying Dive #2 1T 40.80 8.5 8.0 8.0 8.5 7.5 8.0 7.5 1.7 0201B
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Qualifying Dive #3 3T 46.74 8.5 8.0 9.0 8.0 7.5 8.5 8.0 1.9 0301B
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Qualifying Dive #4 1 40.80 9.0 8.5 10.0 9.0 7.5 8.5 7.5 1.6 0401A
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Qualifying Dive #5 9T 41.61 8.5 7.0 8.0 8.0 6.5 7.0 6.5 1.9 5111A
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Qualifying Dive #6 21 48.72 5.0 5.5 5.5 6.0 5.5 6.5 6.5 2.8 0205C
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Qualifying Dive #7 1 66.36 8.0 7.0 8.5 8.0 8.0 8.0 7.5 2.8 0305C
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Qualifying Dive #8 12 51.84 7.0 6.0 7.0 6.0 6.5 6.5 5.5 2.7 5235D
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Qualifying Dive #9 22 39.78 5.5 5.0 5.5 4.5 6.5 5.0 4.5 2.6 0405C
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Qualifying Dive #10 19T 48.60 6.0 5.5 7.0 6.5 5.5 6.5 5.5 2.7 0107C
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Qualifying Dive #11 1 69.60 8.0 7.0 8.5 8.0 7.5 8.5 8.0 2.9 5136D
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Final 1 754.41
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Qualifying 1 QU 752.37
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Final Round Dive #1 1 47.52 9.0 9.0 8.5 8.5 9.5 8.5 9.0 1.8 0201B
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Final Round Dive #2 1 53.01 9.5 9.5 9.0 9.0 9.5 9.0 9.5 1.9 0301B
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Final Round Dive #3 2 44.16 9.0 9.5 9.0 9.0 10.0 9.0 9.5 1.6 0101A
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Final Round Dive #4 11 40.32 9.5 10.0 9.5 9.5 10.0 9.5 9.0 1.4 0401B
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Final Round Dive #5 1 68.88 8.0 7.5 8.5 8.5 7.5 8.5 8.5 2.8 5235D
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Final Round Dive #6 1 81.00 9.0 8.5 9.0 9.5 9.0 9.0 9.0 3.0 0405B
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Final Round Dive #7 1 85.56 8.5 9.5 9.0 9.5 9.5 9.0 9.0 3.1 0107B
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Final Round Dive #8 1 77.40 8.5 8.5 9.0 8.5 8.5 8.5 9.0 3.0 0205B
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Final Round Dive #9 3 71.10 8.5 7.0 7.5 8.0 7.5 8.0 8.5 3.0 0305B
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Final Round Dive #10 1 93.06 9.0 9.0 9.5 9.5 10.0 9.5 9.5 3.3 5337D
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Final Round Dive #11 1 92.40 9.0 8.5 9.0 9.0 8.5 9.0 8.5 3.5 0307C
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Qualifying Dive #1 1 48.60 9.0 9.0 9.0 9.0 9.5 9.0 8.5 1.8 0201B
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Qualifying Dive #2 1 51.87 9.0 9.0 9.0 9.0 10.0 9.0 9.5 1.9 0301B
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Qualifying Dive #3 9 41.28 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 9.0 10.0 8.5 1.6 0101A
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Qualifying Dive #4 22 37.80 9.5 8.5 9.0 9.0 9.0 9.0 9.0 1.4 0401B
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Qualifying Dive #5 1 69.72 8.0 8.0 8.0 9.0 8.0 9.0 8.5 2.8 5235D
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Qualifying Dive #6 1 80.10 9.0 8.5 8.5 8.0 9.5 9.0 9.5 3.0 0405B
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Qualifying Dive #7 1 84.63 8.5 9.0 9.0 9.0 9.5 9.0 9.5 3.1 0107B
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Qualifying Dive #8 1 76.50 8.0 9.0 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 3.0 0205B
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Qualifying Dive #9 1 83.70 9.5 9.5 10.0 9.0 9.0 8.5 9.5 3.0 0305B
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Qualifying Dive #10 1 92.07 9.5 9.0 9.0 10.0 10.0 9.0 8.5 3.3 5337D
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Qualifying Dive #11 1 86.10 8.0 8.5 8.0 8.5 8.0 8.5 7.5 3.5 0307C
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Final 1 730.80
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Qualifying 3 QU 629.67
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Final Round Dive #1 1 48.60
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Final Round Dive #2 2 49.59
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Final Round Dive #3 12 42.72
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Final Round Dive #4 11 37.38
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Final Round Dive #5 1 73.92
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Final Round Dive #6 2 71.10
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Final Round Dive #7 1 84.63
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Final Round Dive #8 2 77.40
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Final Round Dive #9 2 76.50
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Final Round Dive #10 1 88.11
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Final Round Dive #11 2 80.85
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Qualifying Dive #1 1 45.36
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Qualifying Dive #2 2 47.31
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Qualifying Dive #3 12T 43.20
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Qualifying Dive #4 25 37.38
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Qualifying Dive #5 1 69.72
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Qualifying Dive #6 3 71.10
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Qualifying Dive #7 1 79.98
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Qualifying Dive #8 3 72.90
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Qualifying Dive #9 35 6.30
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Qualifying Dive #10 1 87.12
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Qualifying Dive #11 6 69.30

Men's Platform

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS DP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S J6S J7S DOD DC# SP
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Final 2 576.99
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Qualifying 1 QU 583.50
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Final Round Dive #1 1 46.98 8.5 8.5 8.5 9.0 9.5 9.0 8.5 1.8 0113B
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Final Round Dive #2 3 49.02 9.0 8.5 8.5 8.0 8.5 9.5 8.5 1.9 0201B
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Final Round Dive #3 1 52.80 9.5 8.5 8.0 9.0 8.5 10.0 8.5 2.0 0301B
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Final Round Dive #4 4T 48.60 8.5 9.0 9.0 9.5 9.0 9.0 9.0 1.8 0403B
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Final Round Dive #5 4 51.75 8.0 8.0 8.0 6.5 7.5 6.5 7.5 2.3 0614B
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Final Round Dive #6 3 64.74 8.0 9.5 9.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.5 2.6 0205C
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Final Round Dive #7 2 68.85 7.5 9.0 8.5 8.5 8.5 9.0 8.0 2.7 0305C
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Final Round Dive #8 1 67.23 8.5 8.0 9.0 8.0 8.5 8.0 8.5 2.7 0405B
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Final Round Dive #9 7 50.46 5.5 6.0 6.5 5.5 5.0 6.0 6.0 2.9 0107B
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Final Round Dive #10 1 76.56 9.0 9.5 9.0 8.0 9.0 8.5 8.5 2.9 5136D
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Qualifying Dive #1 1 47.52 9.0 8.5 8.5 9.0 9.0 9.0 8.5 1.8 0113B
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Qualifying Dive #2 4 46.74 8.5 7.0 8.0 8.0 8.5 8.0 8.5 1.9 0201B
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Qualifying Dive #3 1 52.20 8.0 8.5 9.0 9.5 9.0 8.0 9.0 2.0 0301B
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Qualifying Dive #4 3 49.68 9.5 9.5 9.0 9.0 9.0 9.0 9.5 1.8 0403B
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Qualifying Dive #5 15 48.99 7.0 8.0 8.0 7.0 7.0 6.0 6.5 2.3 0614B
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Qualifying Dive #6 2 66.30 7.5 9.0 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.0 9.0 2.6 0107C
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Qualifying Dive #7 13 55.08 6.0 6.5 7.5 7.0 6.5 6.5 7.5 2.7 0305C
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Qualifying Dive #8 1 65.61 8.0 8.5 8.0 8.0 7.0 8.5 8.0 2.7 0405B
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Qualifying Dive #9 1 76.56 9.0 9.5 8.5 8.5 9.0 9.0 8.5 2.9 0107B
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Diving United States Qualifying Dive #10 1 74.82 8.5 8.5 9.0 8.5 9.0 8.5 8.0 2.9 5136D
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Final 1 710.91
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Qualifying 1 QU 688.05
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Final Round Dive #1 1 47.52 9.0 8.0 9.0 8.5 9.0 8.5 9.0 1.8 0113B
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Final Round Dive #2 3 50.76 9.5 9.5 10.0 9.0 9.0 9.0 10.0 1.8 0201B
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Final Round Dive #3 2 51.87 9.0 9.0 9.0 9.0 9.0 9.5 10.0 1.9 0301B
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Final Round Dive #4 1 55.80 9.0 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.0 9.0 2.0 0403B
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Final Round Dive #5 5 64.74 9.0 8.5 8.0 8.5 8.0 8.0 8.5 2.6 0634C
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Final Round Dive #6 2 82.17 7.5 8.5 9.0 9.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 3.3 5337D
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Final Round Dive #7 1 89.28 9.0 9.0 9.5 8.0 9.5 10.0 9.5 3.2 0407C
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Final Round Dive #8 3 81.90 9.0 9.0 9.5 9.5 9.0 9.0 9.0 3.0 0107B
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Final Round Dive #9 1 94.05 8.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 3.3 0207C
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Final Round Dive #10 1 92.82 9.0 9.0 9.5 9.0 9.0 10.0 9.0 3.4 0307C
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Qualifying Dive #1 7 41.58 7.5 7.0 8.0 9.0 7.5 8.0 7.5 1.8 0113B
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Qualifying Dive #2 2 49.68 9.0 9.0 9.5 8.5 9.5 9.0 9.5 1.8 0201B
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Qualifying Dive #3 6T 47.88 8.5 7.5 8.5 8.0 8.5 9.0 8.5 1.9 0301B
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Qualifying Dive #4 1 52.20 9.0 8.5 9.0 8.5 8.5 8.5 9.0 2.0 0403B
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Qualifying Dive #5 5 61.62 8.0 7.5 8.5 8.5 7.5 7.5 8.0 2.6 0634C
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Qualifying Dive #6 2 81.18 8.5 7.5 8.0 8.5 8.5 8.0 8.0 3.3 5337D
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Qualifying Dive #7 1 91.20 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.0 9.5 3.2 0407C
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Qualifying Dive #8 2 82.80 9.5 9.5 9.0 9.5 9.0 9.0 9.0 3.0 0107B
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Qualifying Dive #9 1 88.11 9.0 9.0 8.5 9.5 8.5 9.0 9.0 3.3 0207C
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Diving United States Qualifying Dive #10 1 91.80 9.5 8.5 9.0 9.5 8.5 9.0 9.0 3.4 0307C
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Final 1 638.61
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Qualifying 1 QU 617.67
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Final Round Dive #1 3 44.82
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Final Round Dive #2 6 46.98
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Final Round Dive #3 2T 48.45
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Final Round Dive #4 4 49.20
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Final Round Dive #5 7 58.50
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Final Round Dive #6 3 75.24
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Final Round Dive #7 1 82.56
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Final Round Dive #8 6 63.00
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Final Round Dive #9 2 83.16
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Final Round Dive #10 1 86.70
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Qualifying Dive #1 4 42.12
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Qualifying Dive #2 12 43.20
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Qualifying Dive #3 2 48.45
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Qualifying Dive #4 5 47.40
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Qualifying Dive #5 7 60.84
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Qualifying Dive #6 1 79.20
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Qualifying Dive #7 6 69.12
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Qualifying Dive #8 4 66.60
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Qualifying Dive #9 2 81.18
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Diving United States Qualifying Dive #10 1 79.56