Greg Louganis

by Binor 07 Jul,2016
Greg Louganis
Body Stats
Height 5 Feet 9 Inch
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Gregory Efthimios Louganis
  • Birth Place El Cajon, California
  • Famous Name Greg Louganis
  • Father Peter Louganis
  • Mother Frances Louganis
  • Net Worth $800 thousand
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity White
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Johnny Chaillot (m. 2013)
  • Divorce N/A
  • Children N/A

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 to 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.

Early Life of Greg Louganis

Greg Louganis was born as Gregory Efthimios "Greg" Louganis on 29 January 1960, in El Cajon, California, the United States. He is of Samoan and Swedish ancestry. His ethnicity belongs to white.He was adopted when he was a child. Frances and Peter Louganis were his adoptive parents. He attended Mission Viejo School and further joined the University of Miami.

Professional Career of Greg Louganis

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. 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.  He 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. 

He was the last American to win the gold medal for America until David Boudia won in 2016. He also appeared with Matthew Mitcham in the final of the reality show, Celebrity Splash.

Greg Louganis Personal Life

Coming into his private bio, his personal life is not as perfect as his career. In the 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. 

Louganis is currently married to  Johnny Chaillot since 2013.  The ceremony was held at Geoffrey’s in Malibu. They had been dating each other since 2012.

Greg Louganis Net Worth and Endorsements

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 in 2018, including all of his properties and earnings. 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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