Biography: Greg Louganis

September 9, 2018
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Real Name: Gregory Efthimios Louganis

Occupation: Actor, Coach, Model, Author, Dancer, Diving

Date of Birth: January 29, 1960

How Old is Greg Louganis: 58 years

Birthplace: El Cajon, California, U.S.

How Tall is Greg Louganis: 5 feet 9 inches

Weight: 73 kgs

Nationality: American

Family: Frances Louganis (Mother); Peter Louganis (Father).

Spouse: Johnny Chaillot (2013).


Greg Louganis Facts:

At 16 years old, Louganis contended his first Olympics in Montreal, Canada. He brought home the silver decoration in the men’s 10-meter stage occasion, losing the best respect to well known Italian jumper Klaus Dibiasi.

In Los Angeles at the 1984 Summer Olympics, Louganis accomplished gold awards in both the men’s 3-meter springboard and 10-meter stage occasions.

At the 1988 Olympic Summer Games held in Seoul, South Korea, Louganis harmed himself amid the preliminaries for the men’s 3-meter springboard rivalry.

In 1989, Louganis formally resigned from plunging. He worked a bit as an on-screen character, showing up the off-Broadway creation of Jeffrey in 1993. In the play, Louganis showed up as an entertainer biting the dust of AIDS.

In the book, Louganis pointed a relationship of local mishandle and assault and additionally high school gloom, and how he started smoking and drinking at a youthful age. He has worked much of the time with the Human Rights Campaign to shield the common freedoms of the LGBT people group and individuals determined to have HIV/AIDS.


Greg Louganis Quotes:

“People wait in line to see me, saying there’s plenty of living to be done even if you have an HIV diagnosis. People say they are 10- or 15-year survivors and still moving forward.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“I like dogs better [than people]. They give you unconditional love. They either lick your face or bite you, but you always know where they’re coming from. With people, you never know which ones will bite. The difference between dogs and men is that you know where dogs sleep at night.”


Greg Louganis Filmography:

Dirty Laundry (1987)

Inside Out III (1992)

Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story (1993)

D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)

It’s My Party (1996)

Sports Theater with Shaquille O’Neal (1997)

Touch Me (1997)

Watercolors (2008)

30 for 30: “Tim Richmond: To the Limit” (2010)

Portlandia (2012)

Splash (2013)

Celebrity Splash! (2013)

Back on Board: Greg Louganis (2014)

Sabre Dance (2015)

Entourage (2015)

Greg Louganis Awards:

Gold medal –  1988 Seoul 3m Springboard

Gold medal –  1988 Seoul 10m Platform

Gold medal –  1984 Los Angeles 3m Springboard

Gold medal –  1984 Los Angeles 10m Platform

Silver medal – 1976 Montreal 10m Platform


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