September 8, 1954 |
|Event(s)||Diving: 3m, 10m|
Scott Cranham (born September 8, 1954) 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.
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. 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. (Cranham was portrayed by Gregor Trpin in the book's 1997 film adaptation Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story.) 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.
|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|
- Scott Cranham at sportsreference.com
- Gillespie, Kerry (August 16, 2013). "Sochi: Canadian Olympians weigh in on Russia's anti-gay law". Toronto Star. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
- Greg Louganis, Breaking the Surface. Plume, 1996. ISBN 0452275903. p. 72.
- Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story on IMDb
- "Despatie, Heymans Headline 2011 National Diving Team". TSN, January 12, 2011.
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