DIBIASI Klaus (1947) Italy / Diving
When Klaus Dibiasi bade farewell to the Olympic games and the spectators in Montreal in '76, he had just won his third consecutive gold medal since the Mexico games in the high-diving event. With this third gold medal he obtained the symbolic title of greatest high-diver of all time.He had already taken part in the Tokyo games of '64, but had to be content with just a silver medal in the high diving, his preferred event. In order to allow him to train under the best possible conditions and complete 120 dives a day, the city of Bolzano, where he lives, has put a roof over his local swimming pool. His reign may therefore now begin!