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Greg Louganis
(The 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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David Boudia
(American Diver and Olympic Gold Medalist)
David Boudia
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Birthdate: April 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Abilene, Texas, United States
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Jennifer Abel
(Canadian Former Diver)
Jennifer Abel
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Birthdate: August 23, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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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: Brisbane, Queensland, 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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Sammy Lee
(American Diver and the First Asian American Man to Win an Olympic Gold Medal for the United States)
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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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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Chen Aisen
(Competitive diver)
Chen Aisen
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Birthdate: October 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guangzhou, China
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Laura Wilkinson
(American Diver, 3 Time Olympian, and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Laura Wilkinson
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Birthdate: November 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
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Matty Lee
(British Diver and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Matty Lee
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Birthdate: March 5, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leeds, England
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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
(Diver)
Shi Tingmao
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Birthdate: August 31, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chongqing, China
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Melissa Wu
(Australian Competitive Diver)
Melissa Wu
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Birthdate: May 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
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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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Tom Daley
(British Diver)
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Birthdate: May 21, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Plymouth, Devon, England
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Pandelela Rinong
(Diver)
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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Cao Yuan
(Diver)
Cao Yuan
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Birthdate: February 7, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Changsha, China
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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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Jack Laugher
(British Diver)
Jack Laugher
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Birthdate: January 30, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
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Jordan Windle
(First diver of Cambodian descent to compete in the Olympics)
Jordan Windle
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Birthdate: November 13, 1998
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sihanoukville, Cambodia
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Deon Dreyer
(Diver)
Deon Dreyer
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Birthdate: August 7, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: South Africa
Died: December 17, 1994
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Tian Liang
(Actor, Competitive diver)
Tian Liang
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Birthdate: August 27, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chongqing, China
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Daniel Goodfellow
(British Diver and Olympic Medalist)
Daniel Goodfellow
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Birthdate: October 19, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
 23 
Bruce Kimball
(American Competitive Diver)
Bruce Kimball
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Birthdate: June 11, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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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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Jon Lindbergh
(American Underwater Diver and 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
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Vicki Draves
(American Competitive Diver)
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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Steele Johnson
(Olympic Silver Medal-Winning American Diver)
Steele Johnson
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Birthdate: June 16, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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Grace Reid
(Scottish Diver)
Grace Reid
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Birthdate: May 9, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
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Sam Patch
(First Famous American Daredevil and Diver)
Sam Patch
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Birthdate: 1799 AD
Birthplace: Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States
Died: November 13, 1829
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Rick Charls
(Former American High Diver Who Held the World Record for the Highest Dive of 172 Feet)
Rick Charls
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Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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Kassidy Cook
(American Competitive Diver)
Kassidy Cook
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Birthdate: May 9, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Plantation, Florida, United States
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Alexandre Despatie
(Canadian Diver)
Alexandre Despatie
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Birthdate: June 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Mark Lenzi
(American Olympic Diver)
Mark Lenzi
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Birthdate: July 4, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, United States
Died: April 9, 2012
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Nur Dhabitah Sabri
(Diver)
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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Ren Qian
(Diver)
Ren Qian
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Birthdate: February 20, 2001
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dujiangyan, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
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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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Klaus Dibiasi
(Italian Former Diver and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Klaus Dibiasi
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Birthdate: October 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Solbad Hall, Austria
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Leon Taylor
(Former British Competitive Diver)
Leon Taylor
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Birthdate: November 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
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Chantelle Newbery
(Australian Former Diver and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Chantelle Newbery
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Birthdate: May 6, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Tonia Couch
(Former British Diver)
Tonia Couch
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Birthdate: May 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Plymouth, Devon, England
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Lois Toulson
(British Competitive Diver)
Lois Toulson
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Birthdate: September 26, 1999
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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Chen Ruolin
(Diver)
Chen Ruolin
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Birthdate: December 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nantong, Jiangsu, China
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Lin Yue
(Diver)
Lin Yue
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Birthdate: July 24, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chaozhou, Guangdong, China
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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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Marjorie Gestring
(American 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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Chris Mears
(British Diver and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Chris Mears
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Birthdate: February 7, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Reading, Berkshire, England
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Tania Cagnotto
(Italian Diver Who Was the First Female Italian Diver to Win a Medal in a World Championship)
Tania Cagnotto
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Birthdate: May 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bolzano, Italy
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Pat McCormick
(American Diver)
Pat McCormick
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Birthdate: May 12, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Seal Beach, California, United States
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Dmitri Sautin
(Russian Diver)
Dmitri Sautin
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Birthdate: March 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Voronezh, Russia
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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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