In our business and personal lives, we can find motivation from by people who overcome great difficulties to succeed. This 5 part series is focused on Olympic athletes who have endured injury, but persevered; facing their pain and not letting it deter them from their goals.
It’s the preliminary round for springboard in the 1988
Olympics in Seoul. Defending Olympic springboard champion Greg Louganis,
arguably the best diver in the world, attempts a reverse two-and-a-half pike on
his 9th dive.
Shockingly, his head hits the board and he falls into the
Louganis is concussed and receives temporary sutures.
35 minutes later, Louganis is back to perform his last dive
and registers the highest score awarded in the preliminaries.
Following the preliminary round, Louganis was taken to a
hospital and where he got five stitches. The next day he won the gold medal and
became the first diver in history to successfully defend his Olympic
springboard title. Days later he won gold in the 10m event.
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