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August 10th, 2012
10:03 AM ET

Four-time Olympic diving gold medalist Greg Louganis lends his experience to team USA

Today, team USA continues to turn up the heat at the 2012 London Olympics after take the lead with 90 medals total. A lot of attention is expected to be focused on the pool, as two Americans vie for the men's 10-meter dive.

David Boudia and Nick McCrory have already won a bronze together in the men's 10m platform synchronized dive. That is the first medal for men's diving since the 1996 Atlanta games. 4-time Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis has been an athlete mentor for USA Diving since 2010. Louganis believes Boudia is America's best shot at gold because “he’s been on the international stage a little bit longer, he’s more seasoned. He was a silver medalist at the world championships last year.”

The diving legend also talks about his personal experience at the Olympics, particularly how homophobia led to his distance from USA Diving.


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