|Also Known As:
Gregory Efthimios Louganis
|Born: || January 29, 1960
||Cause of Death: ||
|| El Cajon, California, USA
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Adopted at nine months by Frances and Peter Louganis
Began taking diving lessons
At age 16, competed at Olympic Games in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; won silver in 10m platform diving
Won his first World Championship in diving
At Olympic Games in Los Angeles, CA, became third man in history of diving to win gold medals in both springboard and platform
Inducted into U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame
Made film debut in "Dirty Laundry"
Successfully defended gold medals in springboard and platform at Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea; suffered concussion after hitting head on springboard during preliminary rounds
Made cameo in "D2: The Mighty Ducks"
Appeared in ensemble drama "It's My Party"
Co-wrote autobiography <i>Breaking the Surface</i> with Eric Marcus
Portrayed by Mario Lopez in USA Network biopic "Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story"
With Betsy Sikora Siino, co-authored <i>For the Life of Your Dog</i>
Featured on an episode of documentary series "Beyond the Glory" (Fox Sports Network)
Appeared in documentary "My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story"
Mentored U.S. Olympic diving team and served as vice president for U.S. Olympian Association
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University of Miami:
- 1978 - 1981
University of California, Irvine:
Irvine , California
- 1981 - 1983