Olympics: A SOARING, MAJESTIC SLOWNESS

That describes Greg Louganis, the class of a classy field

This is the measure of Greg Louganis of the U.S. in a diving competition: after the other best male divers in the world—gifted, graceful, beautifully muscled athletes—have tied the ends of the limits of possibility into bowknots and arrowed into the pool with only the most demure of splashes, Louganis then shows how it should be done. He dives last in each round because he qualifies in first place. Because he can jump higher than any other diver (his vertical leap has been measured...

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