April 18, 1986 |
Double Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis received scores of 9 from all seven judges on his final dive Thursday and placed first in the one-meter competition of the U.S. National Indoor Diving Championships. Louganis, 26, had a score of 625.05 points in adding to his record total of 36 national titles. Doug Shaffer, the 1986 NCAA champion in the event, came in second for the second consecutive year with 602.07.
August 6, 1986 |
Greg Louganis and Michele Mitchell, who swept their events at last week's U.S. Olympic Festival, led the qualifying in the two semifinals contested Tuesday at the Phillips 66-U.S. Diving championships. Louganis, the Olympic gold medalist, edged out 20-year-old Pat Evans of Cincinnati, who led through eight of the 10 rounds and scored perfect 10s on three dives in the 3 1/2-hour men's platform competition. Louganis, of Boca Raton, Fla., finished with 620.67 points, compared to 601.29 for Evans.
April 17, 1986 |
A pair of divers from Boca Raton, Fla., took some of the thunder away from the favorites Wednesday as the U.S. Indoor Diving Championships got under way at the campus of Indiana Purdue University at Indianapolis. Scott Donie outscored a field of veterans, including Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis, to qualify first in the men's 10-meter platform semifinals.
August 9, 1986 |
Greg Louganis shook off the shock of hitting the board with his hand on his next-to-last dive Friday to score the second highest one-dive total in history on his finale and win the 3-meter springboard title at the Phillips 66/U.S. Diving Championships. Louganis finished with 683.70 points, while Kent Ferguson of Boca Raton was second with 656.46. Megan Neyer, a teammate of Louganis' on the Mission Bay Makos of Boca Raton, FLa.
May 5, 1986
Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis of the United States won the men's 10-meter platform diving, and Zhanna Tsyryulnikova of the Soviet Union won the women's 3-meter springboard event Sunday as the teams tied, 44-44, in a two-day meet at the Olympic Swimming and Diving Stadium on the USC campus. Louganis, from Boca Raton, Fla., scored 682.95 total points on 10 dives. Soviet national champion Gennady Starodubtsey was second with 612.70, just 4.8 points ahead of Dan Watson of Ashland, Ky.
April 19, 1987 |
Matt Scoggin dealt Greg Louganis his third upset in three days, winning the 10-meter platform championship on the final dive as the U.S. Diving Indoor Championships ended Saturday. Scoggin, of Great Falls, Va., piled up 615.72 points to 613.95 for Louganis, who lost the one- and three-meter springboard titles Thursday and Friday to teammates on the Mission Bay Makos of Boca Raton, Fla.
July 27, 1985 |
The city of bayous, bisque and beignets opened a sweltering front door to some 3,500 athletes and a crowd estimated at nearly 55,000 as National Sports Festival VI officially got under way Friday night at Tiger Stadium. The stadium, on the campus of Louisiana State University, is better known as Death Valley to the many college football teams who have dared to journey into Bengal Tiger country.
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February 24, 1995 |
The disclosure that diving great Greg Louganis has AIDS brings inevitable comparisons with basketball superstar Earvin (Magic) Johnson's 1991 announcement that he was infected with the virus that causes the disease. But while newscasts have been full of the revelation, the public reaction is so far more muted than it was in Johnson's case. "I was here on the Magic Johnson day," said Lee Klosinski of AIDS Project Los Angeles, which operates Southern California's major AIDS hot line.
August 8, 2004 |
When Greg Louganis won the three-meter springboard diving gold medal, it was everything he wanted and everything that was expected of him as the world's ranking star in his sport. That his margin of victory was an unthinkable 92.10 points was almost shrugged off by most who had, frankly, expected such excellence. But there were at least two prominent people, both Olympic legends, who found Louganis' success on this day almost sacred. Dr.