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I met him at on a beach in Puerto Rico when he was promoting a sun tan oil. I thought I looked good in my speedo and had mine on and then the dude busts out in his orange one, let me tell you, no one looked better in a speedo than this guy.
Met him in 1991. I have never seen anyone look better in a speedo than him
How high is it?
"when the russian executed the dive" (pun intended?)
An athlete with hi's talent would have been dominated even today,very consistent,stable dives ,I watch this years world in Barcelona,many mistakes done by Chinese and by Russian Zakharov,and I do remember Greg's executions- very consistent and good.
Great perfomance (your Samoan cousin)
I'll always remember.
Fuck this video... Neymar is the best diver
Apparently not; Louganis won Gold, they didn't.
I love how he keeps his knees together on those 3.5 somersaults from the platform!
Remember if he was in his prime today he would be doing way harder dives than he did then too. Gymnasts who are in their 20s come back supposably past their physical prime and do way harder skills than they did in their physical prime as teenagers. It is the way sport is.
Louganis is the greatest ever since he was dominant and great on both platform and springboard. The ony other one I can think of who was would be Xiong Ni, but less dominant and successful on both, even had he beaten Greg for the 88 platform gold as I think he should have. I agree He Chong would beat Greg on springboard on a good day with both in their primes, but Greg's unique artistry and style which the powerhouse Chong does not have should still be appreciated.
I thought he was gonna hit his head and just get hurt not die..,
What about Rodney Dangerfield
Damn, when you're the best, THIS is the narrator who you want to tell everyone about it.
wow what a beautiful example for human power! he failed so many times as a kid and look what he became. this message is so crystal clear. set on at what you can do and never stop holding on to the maximum open minded, thanks for this video
the only reason i use to watch diving was because of greg louganis. i loved watching him dive it was just beauiful to watch. i wish i was able to see him do it in person it was just amazing to watch him; ever sense he's retired i haven't been watching diving it's just not interesting with out him.
Absolutely STUNNING. I miss seeing the Olympics like this!!!!!
In your dreams.
by doing a more difficult list for 10's
i wanna see the triple lindy
3:58 and 6:43 was perfect absolutely perfect.
3:58 was perfect absolutely perfect.
Fassbender brought me here.
do the triple lindy
'chinese divers clearly better' lol how do you beat perfection?
So what makes you such an expert on artistry in diving? If He Chong dove back in Louganis's day he would have destroyed him, Greg probably wouldn't have even finaled in the olympics this year. Obviously he is a legend, who pushed the sport to new levels, but don't act like he could do the same thing today.
In 1976 Greg was in High School...pretty good for HS!
like a boss
Get over yourself! In 1964 Dibiasi won a silver on the platform at 16, like Louganis did in 1976 at 16. I guess Bob Webster of the U.S. schooled Dibiasi at his first Olympics? Dibiasi was only great on the platform, but Louganis won twice the gold on the platform and the 3M springboard. Also, the U.S. government by boycotting the 1980 Olympic took his chance to have 3 consecutive gold in both the platform and 3M springboard. Those are facts.
A lot of people are forgetting that Louganis would have more olympic medals if the U.S. government did not boycott the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. I just wish governments would leave the athletes alone and stick their noses where it belongs, which is out of sports. Athletes should never be taken as hostage. The Summer olympics of 1980 and 1984 suffred because of them. Damn politicians!
Side-eyeing the anti-chinese comments...
Never heard of this guy before. I came here because Michael Fassbender mentioned him in the making-of Prometheus. He says that he used Louganis's walk (on the platform) for his character David.
Grace, Beauty, Courage and Kindness...
David Boudia is a mere 22 years old, Louganis is 52! Louganis by the way was one of the members of the 2012 Olympic team (coach).
Dibiasi was a beautiful diver and while you may say he "totally" school Louganis Dibiasi was about 28 years old and his body was more mature than the 16 year old Louganis. Both had beauty and grace while diving but to say Louganis only won because Dibiasi retired is but speculation.
You are to pitied if that's all you remember him by. I never even watched diving either b4 or after this guy coz no1 can ever come close to his poetry in motion.
I saw Louganis for the first time when I was just a kid. I was channel surfing and stopped to watch diving because all elite-level diving is beautiful. I watched one diver after another-and then Louganis came on. What the hell was THAT! I asked myself. Louganis did the same thing everyone else did. He just did it so much better it gave me chills. I couldn't find fault with anyone else's dive. They'd all seemed perfect to me. But then Louganis came on. He was better than perfect. He was sublime.
lol nope, not even close
perfect 10 9 times.just amazingly unbeliebable
he was a homosexual hiv suffering diver who's scores allowed homosexuals and hiv people to have a face in world history olympics. no he wasn't just a diver, he was a miracle man
The man barely ever left a splash, its just amazing to watch. I remember seeing this as a kid on TV
the wolds greatest diver wouldnt hit his head on the springboard.that's all i remember him for and that's all everyone remembers him for.
Montreal '76: Dibasi won the gold medal, Louganis was 2nd.
I love Greg, what an amazing diver he was. Much luv
Amazing, once in a million years do these guy's come around! I just watched the diving (London Olympics) you can't even compare.
I remember watching Greg in the 80's, he was amazing!
He's a legend for sure.
Louganis was insane to watch. What an unbelievable talent.
Yes, the waves (no pun intended) of Chinese divers have been clearly better than Louganis going back a ways. They might not be as handsome, but they are - fairly obviously - better.
You did your country proud. I wasn't even born during this time.
Well we wish all those divers the best of luck. But no only was Greg Louganis in those Olympics the best diver, he was one of the best performance in the Olympics of any athlete, ever. Divers may be doing harder dives to push the envelope, because they gave up trying to perfect the dives that Greg already did.
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How is it graded?
Poetry in motion. Pure beauty and elegance. Unmatched to this day. As a PT and former diver, I have such appreciation and gratitude for Louganis.
omg.. the way he twists is incredible
isn't he gay
He made it look effortless.
He is the greatest diver ever. I knew him back I'm high school.
He was the purest diver ever. It's like living art.
that wasn't flying, it was falling with style!
michael fassbender brought me here
I think that if it had happened, they wouldn't have become legends.
Greg Louganis is my idol
You did in 1976
Greg Louganis, Michael Phelps, and the 2004 Athens Rowing 8 were by far some of my most favorite experiences in watching the olympics.Each and every one of them set the bar extraordinarily high.Simply amazing!
HAHA THESE HATERS.. LOOK AT IT THIS WAY OK, GREG LOUGANIS WILL REMAIN ONE OF THE BEST DIVERS IN THE WORLD!
Ashley's idol. Enough said.
Chelseas Drogbar should be envious of him.
I dont like that this video talks abt the soviet diver because that is what scared me abt reverses
you're amzing greg
It needs to be at least 20% cooler.
@danpitts15 none of those divers would compare themselves to Greg Louganis, simply because he not only dominated in 3m spring AND 10m platform, but also because he perfected his consistency and technique in both events. Greg Louganis is still the greatest diver of both his time and our time. But who knows what the future holds, the divers you listed may grow to dominate in both events and maintain consistency and very soon may exceed the current diving king.
@dieseldog00 Greatest diver of HIS time, not all time. The rising talents are already in talks of being the best of all time. He Chong, Qui Bo, Kristian Ipsen(18). He Chong is already scoring higher and throwing harder dives. No doubt though, Greg Louganis was absolutely amazing!
GREG LOUGANIS HE'S THE #1 EVER.HE'S THE BEST,AND NO MATTER WHAT HE IS A HUMAN BEEN AND A GREAT ROLL MODEL.
There are no words!
Greg had a finesse I haven't seen in any other diver since. Divers are learning to rip better and improve on his strength but there haven't been any to match his style.
Poetry in motion ...........
smaller the splash, better the dive should be obvious
lol, mangasm @5:00
he aint good
qui bo scored 609 off 6 dives and greg louganis scored 710 off 10 dives
amazing lines in his positions
He was a great diver!!!
I followed his career from the beginning to the end. Greatest diver of all time. No one will ever catch him.
@95Sifa no he wasnt..... i am. im the best the world has ever scene..... i can fart when i dive too.
@95Sifa he is*
@arcadian33333 he was adopted by greek americans.his descent is swedish/samoan
My dad got to dive against him in high school! No offense to my dad but he obviously failed miserably!:p
Now that I've seen this and Mary Lou Retton's gymnastics, I get the Family Guy joke when Peter was about to dive from the tree. "I'm going to start with a Greg Louganis triple salto and move on to a Mary Lou Retton-" branch breaks. He was just so fantastic.
@95Sifa he IS the best diver in history! sooo cool!
wow, just amazing! This guy is my new hero!:)