Scott Cranham

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Scott Cranham
Personal information
Born (1954-09-08) September 8, 1954 (age 62)
Toronto, Ontario
Sport
Country  Canada
Event(s) Diving: 3m, 10m

Scott Cranham (born September 8, 1954)[1] is a Canadian diver, who represented Canada at the 1972 Summer Olympics, the 1974 British Commonwealth Games, the 1976 Summer Olympics and the 1978 Commonwealth Games. He was also slated to compete in the 1980 Summer Olympics, but did not attend due to Canada's participation in the 1980 Summer Olympics boycott.[2]

Cranham won medals in both of his Commonwealth Games competitions, but did not win Olympic medals.

Cranham came out as gay after his competitive career ended.[2] In his autobiography Breaking the Surface, Greg Louganis wrote that Cranham was the first fellow athlete to whom Louganis ever came out; Cranham himself was still in the closet at the time and did not react positively, although the two are now friends.[3] (Cranham was portrayed by Gregor Trpin in the book's 1997 film adaptation Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story.)[4] He also competed at the 1990 Gay Games in Vancouver and the 1994 Gay Games in New York City, winning medals in the Age 35-39 competition class at both events.

He remains active as a diving coach and staffer for Diving Plongeon Canada, the national coordinating organization of diving clubs and programs in Canada.[5]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Canada
1972 Summer Olympics Men's 3 metre springboard Munich, Germany 14th 339.21 points
Men's 10 metre platform 27th 263.52 points
1974 British Commonwealth Games Men's 3 metre springboard Christchurch, New Zealand 2nd 509.61 points
Men's 10 metre platform 3rd 460.98 points
1976 Summer Olympics Men's 3 metre springboard Montreal, Quebec, Canada 16th 485.97 points
Men's 10 metre platform 17th 439.80 points
1978 Commonwealth Games Men's 3 metre springboard Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 2nd 595.53 points
Men's 10 metre platform 3rd 512.37 points

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