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Tom Daley
(Diver)
Tom Daley
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Birthdate: May 21, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Plymouth, England
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Matty Lee
(Diver)
Matty Lee
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Birthdate: March 5, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leeds, England
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Greg Louganis
(Only Man and the Second Diver in Olympic History to Sweep the Diving Events in Consecutive Olympic Games)
Greg Louganis
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Birthdate: January 29, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: El Cajon, California, United States

Greg Louganis was born to high-school students and was raised by his adoptive parents. Before becoming a renowned diver, he had studied drama and excelled in dance and gymnastics. The four-time Olympic gold medalist is HIV-positive and an LGBT icon. His memoir, Breaking the Surface, was made into a TV movie.

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Pandelela Rinong
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Birthdate: March 2, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bau, Sarawak, Malaysia

Two-time Olympic medalist Pandelela Rinong was scouted for state diving at the age of 7. Born into a modest family of a contractor, she initially dreamed of becoming an air stewardess and of traveling the world. She scripted history as the first Malaysian female to win an Olympic medal.

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David Boudia
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Birthdate: April 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Abilene, Texas, United States
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Jordan Windle
(First diver of Cambodian descent to compete in the Olympics)
Jordan Windle
2
Birthdate: November 13, 1998
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sihanoukville, Cambodia
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Jack Laugher
2
Birthdate: January 30, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
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Deon Dreyer
2
Birthdate: August 7, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: South Africa
Died: December 17, 1994
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Daniel Goodfellow
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Birthdate: October 19, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
 10 
Chris Mears
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Birthdate: February 7, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Reading, Berkshire, England
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Jennifer Abel
(Competitive diver)
Jennifer Abel
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Birthdate: August 23, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
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Steele Johnson
(Competitive diver)
Steele Johnson
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Birthdate: June 16, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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Vicki Draves
(Olympic Athlete)
Vicki Draves
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Birthdate: December 31, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: April 11, 2010
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Audrey Mestre
(Freediver)
Audrey Mestre
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Birthdate: August 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Île-de-France, France
Died: October 12, 2002
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Jon Lindbergh
(One of the world's earliest aquanauts in the 1960s)
Jon Lindbergh
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Birthdate: August 16, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: July 29, 2021
Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix
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Birthdate: September 11, 2004
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: England
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Matthew Mitcham
(Australian Diver and Trampoline Gymnast Who Became the First Openly Gay Olympic Gold Medalist)
Matthew Mitcham
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Birthdate: March 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Coopers Plains, Australia

Olympic gold medal-winning Australian diver Matthew Mitcham initially competed as a trampoline gymnast, too, and trained in both the sports for a while. He holds the all-time Olympic record for the 2nd highest single-dive score. Openly gay, he is also an LGBTQ icon and the first known gay Olympic gold medalist.

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Grace Reid
(Competitive diver)
Grace Reid
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Birthdate: May 9, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
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Pauline Ducruet
(Diver, Second child of Princess Stéphanie of Monaco)
Pauline Ducruet
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Birthdate: May 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: La Colle, Monaco
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Sam Patch
(Stunt performer, Divers)
Sam Patch
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Birthdate: 1799 AD
Birthplace: Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States
Died: November 13, 1829
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Nur Dhabitah Sabri
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Birthdate: July 12, 1999
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Nur Dhabitah Sabri is a Malaysian professional diver best known for winning three bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games, including two medals at the 2018 Games in Gold Coast, Queensland. She has also won several gold medals at the Southeast Asian Games. In 2017, Nur Dhabitah Sabri was chosen to light up the cauldron at the Southeast Asian Games.

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Kassidy Cook
(Competitive diver)
Kassidy Cook
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Birthdate: May 9, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Plantation, Florida, United States
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Guo Jingjing
(Chinese Female Diver)
Guo Jingjing
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Birthdate: October 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baoding, China

Guo Jingjing is a Chinese former diver best known for her performance at the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics where she won two gold medals at each event. She has also won two Olympic silver medals and is currently tied with Wu Minxia for winning the most number of Olympic medals for any female diver.

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Robert Emmet Odlum
(Diver, Swimmer)
Robert Emmet Odlum
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Birthdate: August 31, 1851
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ogdensburg, New York, United States
Died: May 19, 1885

Robert Emmet Odlum was an American lifeguard and swimming instructor. Odlum is credited with founding a swimming school called Natatorium in Washington, D.C. where he taught the children of many influential personalities. Robert Emmet Odlum is best remembered for jumping to his death from the Brooklyn Bridge; the jump was a planned gimmick to gain popularity.

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Leon Taylor
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Birthdate: November 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
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Sammy Lee
(Physician)
Sammy Lee
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Birthdate: August 1, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States
Died: December 2, 2016
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Lois Toulson
(Competitive diver)
Lois Toulson
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Birthdate: September 26, 1999
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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Tonia Couch
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Birthdate: May 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Plymouth, Devon, England
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Marjorie Gestring
(Competitive diver)
Marjorie Gestring
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Birthdate: November 18, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: April 20, 1992
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Cheong Jun Hoong
(Competitive diver)
Cheong Jun Hoong
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Birthdate: April 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Malaysian diver Cheong Jun Hoong is not just an Olympic silver medalist but has also scripted history by becoming the first Malaysian diving world champion. She began training in aquatics at age 4 and focused on diving at age 9. She was apparently dropped from the national team due to budget cuts.

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Chen Aisen
(Competitive diver)
Chen Aisen
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Birthdate: October 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guangzhou, China
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Melissa Wu
(Competitive diver)
Melissa Wu
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Birthdate: May 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
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Leong Mun Yee
(Competitive diver)
Leong Mun Yee
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Birthdate: December 4, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Leong Mun Yee is a Malaysian retired professional diver best known for winning two bronze medals and a silver medal at the World Championships. Leong Mun Yee also won many gold medals at the Southeast Asian Games during her diving career. In 2008, she competed in the Summer Olympics, becoming the first Malaysian diver to participate in three Olympic Games.

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Tania Cagnotto
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Birthdate: May 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bolzano, Italy
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Laura Wilkinson
(Competitive diver)
Laura Wilkinson
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Birthdate: November 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
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Rick Charls
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Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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Michael Hixon
(Competitive diver)
Michael Hixon
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Birthdate: July 16, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
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Fu Mingxia
(Chinese Diver, Multiple Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion)
Fu Mingxia
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Birthdate: August 16, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wuhan, China

Fu Mingxia is a Chinese retired diver who won the platform-diving world championship title at the age of 12, becoming the youngest diving champion of all time. She is also one of the youngest diving champions at the Olympics, she won a gold medal at the age of 13 in Barcelona Olympics in 1992. Fu finished her career with four Olympic gold medals and two World Championships.

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Shi Tingmao
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Birthdate: August 31, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chongqing, China
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Nicholas Mevoli
(Competitive diver)
Nicholas Mevoli
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Birthdate: August 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dunedin, Florida, United States
Died: November 17, 2013
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Hans Hass
(Legendary Austrian Diver and Marine Biologist Who Pioneered Underwater Filmmaking)
Hans Hass
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Birthdate: January 23, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: June 16, 2013

Pioneering Austrian diver Hans Hass was a skilled marine biologist and underwater filmmaker who was considered one of the first to film marine life such as coral reefs, stingrays, and sharks. Known for his award-winning documentary Under the Red Sea, he also personally investigated the disappearance of prime minister Harold Holt at Portsea.

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Cao Yuan
(Diver)
Cao Yuan
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Birthdate: February 7, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Changsha, China
Sergei Chalibashvili
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Birthdate: June 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia
Died: July 16, 1983
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Paola Espinosa
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Birthdate: July 31, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: La Paz, Mexico
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Meaghan Benfeito
(Competitive diver)
Meaghan Benfeito
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Birthdate: March 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
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Qin Kai
(Competitive diver)
Qin Kai
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Birthdate: January 31, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Xi'an, China
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Wu Minxia
(Chinese Diver)
Wu Minxia
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Birthdate: November 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Shanghai, China

Wu Minxia is a Chinese former professional diver who has five Olympic gold medals, eight World Championship titles, and five Asian Games gold medals under her belt. She has also won Olympic silver and bronze, which makes her one of the most successful female divers in the history of modern Olympics. Wu is also one of China’s most celebrated divers.

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Frank Kurtz
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Birthdate: September 11, 1911
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Davenport, Iowa, United States
Died: October 31, 1996
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Gary Hunt
(Diver)
Gary Hunt
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Birthdate: June 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: England
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He Zi
(Competitive diver)
He Zi
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Birthdate: December 11, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nanning, China
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