Did Greg Louganis hit his head in the Olympics?
Greg Louganis hits his head on the diving board in the 3-meter competition during the 1988 Olympic games in Seoul, South Korea. Louganis still won the gold medal. Louganis’ coach, Ron O’Brien, knew of Louganis’ diagnosis, but believed if the Olympic Committee knew an athlete had HIV, he would not be allowed to compete.
What happened to the diver Greg Louganis?
null | AP News. NEW YORK (AP) _ Greg Louganis, the only man to sweep diving gold medals at consecutive Olympics, disclosed he was infected with the AIDS virus when he hit his head during the 1988 Summer Games and bled into the pool.
What male Olympic diver hit his head?
Louganis hitting his head on the diving board has become one of the indelible moments in Olympics history. In part because of the blood, sure, but also because Louganis persevered to dive again that day and then win gold the next day.
Who is the greatest diver of all time?
Table: The Top Ranked Athletes from Diving at the Olympic Games (including 2021)
What is the most difficult dive in the Olympics?
There is no limit to the degree of difficulty of dives; the most difficult dives calculated in the FINA rulebook (reverse 4 1⁄2 somersault in pike position and armstand reverse 4 somersault in pike position) are 4.8, but competitors could attempt more difficult dives. Scoring is done by a panel of seven judges.
Did Greg Louganis keep his house?
Last year he sold his home for $1.8 million, enough to help him get out of debt and “replenish the margins.” It was bittersweet for Louganis to move out of the home (“Johnny misses the pool especially”), but he says, “It is what it is.” He now lives in a quaint apartment with Johnny in Los Angeles that’s affordable.
Why do Olympic divers have small towels?
WHY THEY USE TINY TOWELS The towels are portable and extremely water absorbent, allowing the divers to dry off quickly and stay warm, Brehmer says. Remaining dry also means safer — and more competitive — dives.