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Greg Louganis is the International event ambassador of Tata Steel Kolkata 25K

News Desk, News Nation 360 : Four-time Olympic Games gold medallist and diving legend Greg Louganis, International Event Ambassador of Tata Steel Kolkata 25K this year has graced the City of Joy and Greg will flag off India’s only international 25K on 16 December which also celebrates Vijay Diwas as well. The 1988, Seoul Olympic is famous for Greg's commitment to the game and fighting spirit. During the qualifying, he hit the back of his head on the diving board requiring several stitches,

an accident that should have been competition ending. However, he came back to sweep gold in the 10m platform and also in the 3m springboard, leaving global audiences dumbstruck. Greg can boast a total of 17 global gold medals to his name; including four from the Olympics, five world championships, six Pan American titles and two from the World University Games. After his retirement from competition in

1989, the 58-year-old American has donned many hats and always continued his commitment to excellence. He has become a mentor and coach to many top divers including members of the 2012 and 2016 US Olympic teams, a motivational speaker, author, actor, LGBT rights activist, humanitarian and an HIV/AIDS awareness advocate and designer.

Pic : Krishnendu Kundu
Report : Anustup Kundu