Greg Louganis: On this Day, September 18, 1988
On this day:
September 19, 1988 — Greg Louganis wins Olympic gold medal in springboard diving, one day after hitting his head on the diving board in the preliminary round.
Louganis, who needed five stitches, is solid throughout the 11-dive program. His 730.80 points wins the gold.
With a total of four Olympic gold wins, his record is unbroken to this day. Greg Louganis remains the greatest diver in history.