Klaus Dibiasi at the 1964 Olympics
6 October 1947 |
Solbad Hall, Austria
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||74 kg (163 lb)|
Klaus Dibiasi (born 6 October 1947) is a former diver from Italy, who competed in four consecutive Summer Olympics for his native country, starting in 1964. He dominated the platform event from the late 1960s to the mid-1970s, winning a total number of three Olympic gold medals.
Dibiasi won a silver medal in platform diving at the 1964 Summer Olympics, and went on to win gold in the same event at the next three Games (1968, 1972, and 1976). Dibiasi is the only Olympic diver to have won three successive gold medals, and he is the only diver to have won medals at four Summer Olympics. (Greg Louganis, who won silver at his first Olympics in 1976, was prevented from attempting to replicate either feat by the 1980 Summer Olympics boycott.) A silver in the springboard in 1968 gave him a record total of five Olympic medals. He also excelled at the first two FINA World Aquatic Championships (1973 and 1975), winning four medals. Nationally Dibiasi won 11 platform and 7 springboard titles.
Dibiasi was born in Solbad Hall, Austria, from Italian parents who returned to Italy when he was a child. He was the first Italian to become an Olympic champion in a diving event. Dibiasi was coached by his father, Carlo, a former Italian champion (1933–1936) and a competitor at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, who finished 10th on the platform. Klaus Dibiasi also later coached the Italian diving team.
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- Klaus Dibiasi. sports-reference.com
- "Olympic Diving History – Olympic Springboard And Platform Diving". diving.about.com. Retrieved 20 October 2012.
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