Platform-Diving: Final Frames Of the Olympic Games

Frames Of the Games From the expanses of the running track to the confines of the hardwood court and the diving platform, the world's top athletes produce a bumper crop of new records -- and some stun

Onlookers at the men's platform-diving final knew what should happen. But would it? The days are gone when Greg Louganis competed one notch above everyone else. He had taught the world to dive at his level, and now teenagers from the Soviet Union, East Germany and especially China threatened to beat him. At 28, Louganis is a superbly fit adult male; his imitators tend to look like underclassmen at a military school. But after nine dives he was 3 points behind Xiong Ni of China, young-looking even for his 14 years. Xiong's tenth and last dive was near perfect. Louganis, following...

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