|Celebrated Name:||Greg Louganis|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Gregory Efthimios Louganis|
|Age:||61 years old|
|Birth Date:||29th January 1960|
|Birth Place:||El Cajon California|
|Height:||5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m)|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Johnny Chaillot (m. 2013)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||No|
|Is Greg Louganis Gay?:||Yes|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$1 Million|
|Last Updated:||September 2021|
Greg Louganis is an American Olympic diver whose real name is Gregory Efthimios Louganis. He is as well an activist, actor, and author, and at some point, he became a coach for fellow divers. In his diving career, he has won the various medal. He has been ranked as the best American diver and also one of the greatest in diving history.
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Early Life & Biography
Greg Louganis was born on 29th January 1960 in El Cajon, California. His biological parents put him for adoption when he was eight months to his adoptive parents, Frances and Peter Louganis. His biological father was Fauvale Lutu, and he reconnected with him in 1984, and later in 2017, he reconnected with his biological mother in 2017 after conducting a DNA test and also with the help of his half-siblings.
He was into dancing, acrobatics, and gymnastics when he was 18 months. At three years, he was already giving a public performance. He was diagnosed with asthma and allergies and was encouraged to continue with the gymnastics and dances in order to curb the problem. He began diving lessons at the age of nine.
Louganis attended Santa Ana High School as well as Valhalla High School and Mission Viejo High School. He later attended the University of Miami, majoring in drama. He transferred to the University of California and graduated in 1983 with a degree in theatre and also dancing. He continued diving while at the University.
Louganis is openly gay and had a relationship with R. James Babbitt, although the relationship was abusive and took 80% of his earnings. Babbitt even raped him in 1983, and later, he was diagnosed with HIV in 1988, which he contracted from Babbitt. He began taking antiretroviral drugs, which he took after every four hours.
Babbitt died in 1990 from AIDS. In 1993 his health was very poor, and even though he would die of HIV saying his goodbye to family and friends. He openly declared his sexual orientation to be gay in 1994, and in 1995 he announced about his HIV status when he was releasing his book ‘Breaking the Surface.’ He married his partner, Johnny Chaillot, on 12th October 2013.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 29th January 1960, Greg Louganis is 61 years old as of today’s date 20th September 2021. His height is 5 feet, 9 inches tall, and his weight is 73 kg.
Louganis started to be coached by Dr. Sammy Lee, and, at the age of 16, he participated in the 1976 Summer Olympics, where he finished second being led by Klaus Dibiasi. Dibiasi retired after two years, and Louganis took the championship with the help of his new coach, Ron O’Brien. He participated in 1982 world championships, where he won various titles. He later participated in the 1984 Olympics at Los Angeles, where he won a gold medal, and in 1986 he won two more championships.
In the Olympics of 1988, he got a head injury, but he managed to finish and earned the title of Athlete of the Year of 1988. The injury terrified him a lot as he thought that other divers would contact the HIV virus, but his doctor, Anthony Fauci, told him they were safe that once the blood is diluted, the virus does not exist.
He had a deal with Speedo, which lasted until 2007. Louganis has also been into acting and has participated in various movies such as Touch Me in 1997. He had also acted in 1995, The Only Thing Worse You Could Have Told Me, and in 2012 he took part in the comedy Portlandia. He has also been a couch for divers for the SoCal Divers club.
Louganis has also been involved in other activities. He has written several books like breaking the Surface, which he co-wrote with Eric Marcus, which explained about abuse, rape, and depression. He has also participated in the writing of For the Life of Your Dog and also looking to the Light.
Awards & Achievements
Louganis has won various awards and achievements in his life. He received the James E. Sullivan Award in 1984. In 2013 he was recognized as California Sports Hall of Fame. He has won other awards and many medals from his career.
Net Worth & Salary of Greg Louganis in 2021
As of September 2021, Louganis has an estimated net worth of $1 million. The main source of his income id from his diving career. He has also been into acting and has taken part in a number of films. He is as well an author and participated in the writing of a number of books alongside other authors, which has also been a source of his income.
Greg Louganis is a very courageous man. Though he faced the stigma of HIV, he did not give up on his career, but rather, he became even more open. He was part of HIV awareness and also worked with the Human Rights Campaign. Greg is the voice to the voiceless.