Greg Louganis Biography

Published on : 07 July, 2016

Facts of Greg Louganis

Birth Name Gregory Efthimios Louganis
Famous Name Greg Louganis
Father Peter Louganis
Mother Frances Louganis
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Birth Place/City El Cajon, California
Net Worth $800 thousand
Married Yes
Married to Johnny Chaillot (m. 2013)
Children N/A
Divorce N/A
Date of Birth: 1960 January 29
Age: 57 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Birth Sign:: capricorn

Diving is one of the popular games of “Olympics” and Greg Louganis is number one player of Diver. He already retired from his professional career. However, his contribution in the game of diving is outstanding and extraordinary. He is an American Olympic diver who bagged the gold medals at the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games on both the springboard and platform. He is veteran and also earned his recognition as a successful actor and author. He was born on 29 January, 1960. El Cajon, California was his birth place. He is of Samoan and Swedish ancestry. His ethnicity belongs to white.

He was adopted when he was child. Frances and Peter Louganis were his adoptive parents. From her little age, he has shown his keen interest in dance, acrobatics, and gymnastics. At her little age, he was diagnosed with asthma and allergies, so to get rid of her severe problems; she was motivated for dance and attends gymnastic classes. At the age of nine, his family got a swimming pool for him and then he learned how to dive, she completed her graduation from Mission Viejo School in Mission Viejo. After graduating, he attended University of Miami and Study Theater. Later, in 1983, he transferred to University of California, Irvine. He graduated in Drama and Dance. He bagged many gold medals throughout his professional career. He has a 4 gold and 1 silver in Olympics. In World Championships, he was outstanding, he earned 5 gold medals. He also showed his excellence in Pan American Games, he bagged 6 gold. He also had two gold from Summer Universiade. 

Coming into his private bio, his personal life is not as perfect as his career. In Year 1995, he admitted that he is a homosexual and HIV positive. In spite being HIV positive, he used to motivate others which made him popular, he also released a book entitled “Breaking the Surface”. In the book, he has mentioned his life journey and his success towards the Olympic success. He also made his appearance in the movies and television programs. He also proves himself as a successful coach. From last 5 years he is the coach of wide ranges of ages and abilities in the SoCal Divers Club in Fullerton, California. He also worked as an advisor and counselor to the US diving team at the London 2012 Olympics. He had married to his partner Johnny Chaillot. They are very happy in their married life. As he is gay, so there is no meaning of wife in his life. There are no any rumors about his death.

Despite 56 years of age and being HIV positive, he manages to look fit and fine. He is earning a salary that is mind-blowing. His estimated net worth is around $800 thousand. His fans and followers also followed him on social networking sites. One can easily follow him on Twitter. A lot more info about his life and bio can be viewed on Wiki.


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