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Greg Louganis Biography - Talents And Trials, The Young Olympian, Getting The Gold, Chronology, Awards And Accomplishments - SELECTED WRITINGS BY LOUGANIS:

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American diver

Two-time Olympic gold medal winner Greg Louganis is generally considered by sportswriters and fans the best diver in the history of the sport. For years he was simply unbeatable in diving competitions. At the same time, his personal struggles as a closeted gay man often left him feeling alone and worthless. This combination of public adulation and private torment created a complex pattern in Louganis' life, alternating between highly disciplined athletic prowess in the pool and self-destructive impulses in his private life. Louganis explored these themes in his cathartic autobiography Breaking the Surface.


(With Eric Marcus) Breaking the Surface, New York: Random House, 1995.

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over 11 years ago

I love Greg Louganis he has always been an inspriation to me he didn't care what anyone thought of him and he persued his dreams. My grandfather was a diver and he won his first titile in elementary school at eight years old and as he started watching the olympics he said he discovered greg louganis he has always thought he was the greatest diver ever. He said it was a shame that he quit diving.

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