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


In this the 8th round of dives in the men’s 10 m platform diving competition of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….USA Greg Lougnis leads off with a front 3 1/2 somersault in pike which is absolutely a gorgeous dive…..as Louganis is followed by China’s Li Kongzheng….who is leading the competition going into the 8th round dives….as he performs an inward 3 1/2 somersault….then comes JPN Masashi Nakashima doing a forward 3 1/2 somersault….followed by FGR Albin Killat performing an inward 2 1/2 in pike….then comes Kuwait’s Abdulla Abuqrais diving a forward 3 1/2 somersault tuck…..as the Kuwait diver is followed by Chris Snode of Great Britain doing an arm-stand inward 1 1/2 tuck…..as the Brit performs the dive so well that he moves from 12th to 8th place.  The next dive is performed by JPN Isao Yamagishi….who does a forward 3 1/2 pike….then comes USA Bruce Kimball doing a back 1 1/2 somersault with a 3 1/2 twist….which is Kimball’s dive with the highest degree of difficulty.

Although the diving is outstanding in this video….my favorite part is the Lite Beer commercial at the end with NFL Pittsburgh Steelers DE L. C. Greenwood and Baltimore Colts QB Bert Jones….cuz it makes me laugh each time that I see it. 


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