The first Olympics he competed at where in Montreal, Canada at the age of 16 Greg Louganis took home the silver in the men’s 10-meter platform event. His next Olympics were six years later he would have to wait for the ultimate prize which is the gold medal of an Olympic event. In 1984 Los Angeles were the host of summer games it was the home state of the great
Greg Louganis he had to show his state what he was made of. He competed in both men’s 3-meter springboard and 10-meter platform events and he did an outstanding job in both. He took the gold for both events with amazing grace he was also the first diver to break the 700-point mark in the platform event he made Olympic history. Soon after returning from a tremendous performance Greg di...
... middle of paper ...
...coming him back. He now serves as an athlete mentor to the next generation of divers for the USA Diving Organization. He doesn 't see himself as a coach instead of coaching he observes the divers and makes recommendations of what he is witnessing and he adds to their performance by suggesting things to enhance their ability to dive more constantly or better than before he’s basically a dive consultant. Greg is now 56 years old when he was first diagnosed with HIV he never thought he would see the age the 30 nowadays he spends it with his husband working out and staying fit. He tries to give a good example for people around the world who face humility of their sexuality shows that life goes on no matter what you two choices either be scared of it or just embrace it and live on. It is not the end of the world you haven 't failed its just a life lesson you 're learning.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Mans best friend. The K-9 is a creature that cannot just be left in a house or apartment all day. The K-9 needs to be exercised constantly. There are many different sports out and about in the world today to keep K-9s in shape, but an aquatic sport for dogs. DockDogs is a jumping and diving sport for dogs that has a short history, yields to many different divisions and levels of competition, it also has many job opportunities. DockDogs is a competitive aquatic sport that includes dock jumping and dock diving for all dogs no matter their breed or their size.... [tags: Aquatic Sports, Diving Sport, Dogs, K-9 ]
1575 words (4.5 pages)
- Specific Purpose: To educate the audience on BASE jumping and what they need to do before they are able to participate in the sport. Thesis: Before you can participate in the sport of BASE-jumping three things you have to do are: complete 150 skydives, receive direct qualified instruction on BASE equipment, its maintenance, its packing, and its use, & you should receive direct qualified instruction on the techniques of BASE jumping. Introduction: Attention Getter: Has anyone in here ever been told to go jump off a cliff, or heard that phrase before.... [tags: essays research papers fc]
646 words (1.8 pages)
- I remember when I went scuba diving for the first time. It was the summer of 2002. My Dad, his two friends Mark and Bob, and I went on a scuba diving trip to San Carlos, Mexico with a group of scuba divers from June 21st-29th. It was June 22nd, a beautiful day. The temperature was at about 90 degrees and it was very sunny. I was on big nice scuba diving boat along with the other eight divers on the trip and captain and co-captain. The boat was headed to an island about two hours away called "Seal Island"; it was called that because of all the sea lions that inhabit it.... [tags: Scuba diving, Underwater diving, Scuba set]
824 words (2.4 pages)
- 33 feet up, looking down at the water, trying to determine if this trick will make or break a diver from the rest of his or her career is a heart pounding experience. He jumps, spins, flips, and then hurdles 62 miles per hour toward the unforgiving water head first. The loud splash the diver makes as he enters the water perfect. He disappears into the dark obis of the water for what feels like forever, as he mentally prepares himself for either applause or boos. He finally has no choice but to come up.... [tags: Diving, British Athletes, Sports]
1008 words (2.9 pages)
- After two years of recreational diving I have learned some of the ins and outs of the dive community. Diving has become such an enjoyable experience for me that I have decided to make a career change and work towards my dream of being a commercial diver. Before making such a life altering decision, it is important to understand the differences between the two in order to further understand the depth of my decision. In this essay, I will compare portions of recreational diving to its equivalent in technical diving.... [tags: Diving]
1425 words (4.1 pages)
- Anything related to the Olympics sports in today’s modern era dates clear back to 776 BC; however, some sports that are in the twenty-first-century Olympic Games have only just started. A sport like diving reached the Olympic level in 1904 at the Summer Olympic Games. Both springboard and platform diving have had an interest in my life, since, indeed I am a diver myself. As diving had began to evolve from just a simple “swan dive” to a 109 B (Forward 4 and ½ somersaults, pike). Not only has the difficulty tremendously increased in this sport, but it has been one of the most watched sports in the Olympics games since it took off in 1904.... [tags: Olympic Games, Olympic History, Diving]
1029 words (2.9 pages)
- The Hurdle Before a diver jumps off of a springboard, he does a sort of hop-skip step called a hurdle. After doing a few steps, the diver leaps up into the air with his arms raised. When he lands back down on the tip of the board, he swings his arms down past his legs and then up, leaping into the air and off of the board. The purpose of this hurdle is as follows: A diver cannot simply stand on the end of board, step off, and expect to have the power to go up or the momentum to rotate his body in any direction.... [tags: Sport Swimming Swim Diving Diver Physics]
925 words (2.6 pages)
- Have you ever wondered what it would be like to swim with the fish and explore the underwater jungle that covers two-thirds of the earth's surface. I have always been interested in water activities; swimming, diving and skiing, and I felt that scuba was for me. My first dive took place while on a family vacation. I came across a dive shop offering introductory dives, which immediately caught my interest. After much convincing (my parents), with my solemn assurance that I would be careful, I was allowed to participate in a dive.... [tags: Scuba Diving Descriptive Process Essays]
4562 words (13 pages)
- Plato's Allegory of the Cave and Jumping Mouse Truth is like trout. Slippery, it becomes difficult to grasp tightly in any attempt to catch it, and is even more difficult to show to other people, in that when one holds it up for scrutiny it is often lost in the struggle to do so. "Jumping Mouse" and Plato's "The Allegory of the Cave" have a common theme in the form of the search for truth, and showing this truth to the unenlightened. They vary greatly, however, in the carrying out of their exposure of truth, and more, their view of truth and how it is to be handled.... [tags: Allegory Jumping]
1221 words (3.5 pages)
- The Jumping Tree by Rene Saldana, Jr "Outside my door, I could hear him pacing. "Apa, the man, was there pacing back and forth like a lion might do to keep his cub safe from all danger. I so wanted to be like him." (pg. 181) Rey is the main character as well as the narrator of The Jumping Tree by analyzing Rey we become aware that he is desperately seeking to define a manhood style that can make him feel emotionally strong, intelligent, noble, but yet stand up for what he believes.... [tags: Saldana Jumping Tree]
1341 words (3.8 pages)