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FOR THE RECORD
April 23, 2012
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April 23, 2012

For The Record

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At age 43 after a bout of fainting spells accompanied by low blood pressure, U.S. Olympic gold medal diver Mark Lenzi (left). A wrestler in high school, Lenzi tired of starving himself to make weight and switched to diving after watching Greg Louganis win gold at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles. At Indiana, Lenzi twice won NCAA diver of the year, and he went on to win 18 international competitions. In '92 he surprised everyone to take the three-meter springboard gold at the Barcelona Olympics, and, after a brief retirement, he came back to take bronze in Atlanta in '96. Of his Olympic gold, Lenzi marveled, "It's the strangest thing, but ever since I saw the Olympics in '84, I just knew I could do it."

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