Klaus Dibiasi

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.[1][2]

Klaus Dibiasi
Klaus Dibiasi 1964.jpg
Klaus Dibiasi at the 1964 Olympics
Personal information
NationalityItalian
Born (1947-10-06) 6 October 1947 (age 73)
Solbad Hall, Austria
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
Sport
CountryItaly Italy
SportDiving
ClubBolzano Nuoto

BiographyEdit

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.[1]

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.[1]

PalmarèsEdit

Period Individual Team Total
Olympics World Ch. Olympics World Ch. Individual Team Individual + Team
                                          Tot.
1964–1976 3 2 0 2 2 0 - - - 5 4 0 - - - 5 4 0 9

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Klaus Dibiasi. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ "Olympic Diving History – Olympic Springboard And Platform Diving". diving.about.com. Retrieved 20 October 2012.

External linksEdit

Summer Olympics
Preceded by
Abdon Pamich
  Flag bearer for Italy
1976 Montreal
Succeeded by
Sara Simeoni