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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Men’s Platform Prelims – Dive 10 Round

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Each of the following divers placed in the top 10 in the men’s platform diving competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….so I thought I would give you a little background on each of them as follows:

Albin Killat is a retired diver from Germany….who is best known for twice winning the gold medal in the men’s 3 m springboard event at the European Championships in 1987 and 1991….as Killat represented West Germany in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….where he placed 7th in the 3 m springboard competition and then placed 5th in the 10 m platform competition. He ended his Olympic career in 1992 as a member of the Unified German Team in Barcelona, Spain…..and was affiliated with the Sportverein Münchener Sportclub 100 during his career.

Christopher Snode is an English former competition diver who represented Great Britain at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, 1980 Moscow Olympics, and 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….where he placed 5th in the springboard and 7th in the platform competitions.  He represented England at the 1978 and 1982 Commonwealth Games….winning four gold medals. Snode attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida….where he dove for the Florida Gators swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition from 1977 to 1980. He was recognized as the Southeastern Conference Diver of the Year three consecutive years….receiving six All-American honors….and won the individual NCAA national championship in the 3 m springboard event in 1978. Snode graduated from the university with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts in 1981, and was inducted in the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a “Gator Great” in 1993.  Chris Snode has worked as an Olympic television commentator and diving pundit for the BBC and Euro Sport. He is the executive diving consultant on Eyework’s “Splash” reality program that premiered on ABC, March 19, 2013.

David Peter Bédard is a retired diver from Canada….who represented his native country at four consecutive Summer Olympics….including in 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, the 1988 Seoul Olympics, the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.  He twice won a medal at the Pan American Games (1987 and 1995)….and also won a silver medal at the 1986 Commonwealth Games and two silver medals at the 1990 Commonwealth Games.  He was born in Montreal….and is now a diving coach and works at Point-Claire pool in Montreal.

Stephen Neil ‘Steve’ Foley is a former Australian diver….who competed at three successive Olympic Games….1976 Montreal, 1980 Moscow and 1984 Los Angeles….and three Commonwealth Games….where he won silver medals in both the springboard and platform events at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane. He was Australia’s head diving coach at the 1988 Seoul Olympics but switched to work for the British diving team in 1999. In 2008 he was appointed as the high performance director by USA Diving.

And you get to see each of these well known world class divers perform at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics

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