Greg Louganis, USA Diving, Olympic Gold Medalist

Greg Louganis

Greg Louganis has had an outstanding diving career. At the age of 16 he won a silver medal for platform diving in the 1976 Olympics. In 1984 he won two Gold Medals in diving by winning the platform and springboard events, a feat that had not been done in 56 years. Finally, he became the first to win double Gold Medals in consecutive Olympics.

Greg is a five time World Champion and holds 47 National Championship titles. At the Pan Am Games, he earned six Gold Medals, and in 1985, he was awarded the Sullivan Award as the “Nation’s most outstanding amateur athlete.”

At the 1988 Olympic Games, he was awarded the Maxwell House/United States Olympic Committee Spirit Award as the Olympic athlete who had best exhibited the ideals of the Olympic spirit, demonstrated extraordinary courage and contributed significantly to the sport. He currently speaks out for many organizations including youth clubs, drug and alcohol rehabilitation groups, and organizations for the dyslexic