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About Greg Louganis
Greg Louganis is a famous Olympic diver, author, and LGBT activist, who is noted to have represented his nation – America in the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics where he received gold medals.
Louganis made history for being the second diver, as well as the only man to consecutively sweep the diving events at the Olympic Games – as of 2020.
Due to his outstanding performances and reputation, he is sometimes referred to as the "greatest American diver". Some references go as far as tagging him as "probably the greatest diver in all history".
He was born to parents who are of Samoan and Swedish ancestry. His biological father is Fouvale Lutu. His adoptive parents are father, Peter Louganis and mother, Frances Louganis. He got married to Johnny Chaillot in 2013.
Louganis received the "James E. Sullivan Award" from the Amateur Athletic Union in 1984.
He got inducted into the "California Sports Hall of Fame" and "National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame" in 2013.
He is gay.
He was put up for adoption when he was just eight-months old.
Louganis began leaning acrobatics at 18 month.
He was once raped at knifepoint by his former manager, James BabbittHe is HIV positive.
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Famous quotes by Greg Louganis
In sports, people reach their peak very early. You have to move on. I don't know if I will ever surpass what I did at the Olympics, but I'm still doing the work I always wanted to do.Greg Louganis
Mom was the one who taught me unconditional love. With Dad, I'd always felt there was something to live up to - expectations. But in the last year, we had a wonderful relationship.Greg Louganis
The Games are just a nice, positive way to build friendships, camaraderie and, of course, self-esteem. Plus, the Games are a great opportunity for people to participate in sports who normally wouldn't.Greg Louganis
When you're a kid growing up, and you think you're gay, you know that you're different you're often teased and it can really destroy your self-esteem. But sports can be great for building self-esteem.Greg Louganis
Greg Louganis' Popularity
Greg Louganis is a famous American diver, who was born on January 29, 1960. As a person born on this date, Greg Louganis is listed in our database as the 81st most popular celebrity for the day (January 29) and the 271st most popular for the year (1960).
People born on January 29 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer. Greg Louganis is the 2302nd most popular Aquarius.
Aside from information specific to Greg Louganis' birthday, Greg Louganis is the 16148th most famous American and ranks 4th in famous people born in El Cajon, California, U.S.
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