Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Womens Platform Prelims – Dive 7 Round

DOG ASIDE: In this the 7th round of the women’s platform diving preliminary competition….we get to see USA Wendy Wyland lead off with her back 2 1/2 somersault in a pike position dive with a degree of difficulty of 2.8…..followed by Zhou Jihong of China….who performs a inward 2 1/2 somersault in a tuck position….for…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Springboard Finals – 11th Dive Round

DOG ASIDE: Entering the 11th round dive of the men’s 3 m springboard diving competition finals at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….where Greg Louganis literally had an insurmountable lead on his competition….leaving the fight in the final dive for the silver and bronze medal between USA Ron Merriot and the Chinese pair of Tan Liangde…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Springboard Prelims – Dive 10 Round

DOG ASIDE: Although this is another video that sounds like it was recorded under water…..the men’s springboard diving competition preliminaries 9th dive at the ’84 Olympics in Los Angeles…..provides a round of delightful dives to watch being performed….1st by KUW Abdulla Abuqrais with a 2 1/2 tuck…..followed by USA Greg Louganis….who does a reverse 3…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Springboard Prelims – Dive 8 Round

DOG ASIDE: This 8th round of the men’s 3 m springboard diving prelim competition starts off with USA Ron Merriott….on his way to winning the bronze medal……which is followed by USA Greg Louganis….then comes GBR Christopher Snode….followed by Li Hongping of China…..then comes Piero Italiani of Italy….who is coached by the legendary Italian diver Klaus…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Springboard Prelims – Dive 7 Round

DOG ASIDE: This video of the 7th round of dives in the 1984 Olympics men’s 3 m springboard prelims starts off with USA Greg Louganis doing a dive with the highest degree of difficulty in the entire competition at 3.1…..with his 3 1/2 somersault in a pike position…..and man, is it a work of art….for…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Springboard Finals – Dive 6 Round

DOG ASIDE: By the time that the round of the 6th dive in the 1984 Olympics men’s 3 m springboard competition rolled around…..USA Greg Louganis had already separated himself from the rest of the Olympic competitor field…..and the rest of the divers were relegated to vying for the silver and bronze medal….as Louganis was simply…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Springboard Finals – Dive 4 Round

DOG ASIDE: ABC’s dive-by-dive analyst and partner of color commentator Cynthia Potter for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics diving competitions….was the intellectually articulate Jack Whitaker….who was an American sportscaster that worked for both CBS and ABC….as he was also is a decorated veteran of World War II….who while fighting in the Normandy Campaign was wounded by an artillery strike.…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Springboard Finals – Dive 2 Round

DOG ASIDE: The ABC diving color commentator for the entire men’s and women’s diving competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was Cynthia Ann Potter….who was also a former American Olympic diver. She was a member of three Olympic diving teams, winning a bronze medal in the 1976 women’s 3-meter springboard competition…..and was an 11-time All-American….having won a…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Springboard Finals – Dive 1 Round

DOG ASIDE: In this the first round dives of the men’s 3 m springboard diving competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics features GBR Christopher Snode, CHN Tan Liagande, USA Ron Merriott and USA Greg Louganis….as the first round dives are not high degree of difficulty dives…..but even in these less complicated dives….Greg Louganis seems…