Greg Louganis knows it's never too late to try new things as he nears 60

Apr 20, 2019
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AT 59, legend Greg Louganis wants to do more of what makes his heart pound.

He has four Olympic gold medals under his belt, a feat others can only wish for, but the champion diver is not stopping anytime soon.

If in the Philippines people retire when they reach 60, it's the opposite for the American diver - he's just getting started.

“As far as physical goals and achievements, I achieved most of it but there are still things that I haven't done yet,” he said to a handful of sportwriters during the 2019 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in El Nido, Palawan.

For Louganis, his to do list is never-ending.

Although he was tapped to be the sports director for the 2019 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, replacing his good friend, Niki Stajkovic, he has yet to try cliff diving.

He already tried skydiving but that’s not enough, he wants a solo skydive next time.

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“Not yet, yet, yet,” he said, stressing ‘yet’. “But that’s [cliff dive] my goal this year. I think I could do a 20-meter dive, not sure about 27 [meter].”

“I did skydive, that was on my bucket list, but I'd like to do 20 dives. I'd really like to solo skydive. Hopefully, the chute opens before I hit the land,” he added.

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When asked where his desire and passion to always keep on improving come from, his answer was simple.

Like in diving, or cliff diving, he pointed out that it was about the experience.

“It's just the self awareness and knowledge that, 'Yeah, I accomplished that,' the self esteem that comes from that,” he said.

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