Greg Louganis made his mark diving from 10-meters above a pool and this summer the Malibu resident will be inducted into the California Sports Hall of Fame.
Louganis won four gold medals for diving at the 1984 Los Angeles Games and the 1988 Seoul Games. He also took home a silver medal during the 1976 Montreal Olympics.
Joining Louganis in the Hall of Fame class are sports legends Joe Montana, Tony Gwynn, Coach John Robinson, Florence Griffith Joyner and Luc Robitaille.
"We are proud to continue our tradition of recognizing incredible Californians who have made outstanding contributions at the highest level in sports," said Christian Okoye, founder of the California Sports Hall of Fame. "The Class of 2013 truly embodies what sports is all about and we are excited to honor them during this special evening."
The seventh annual induction ceremony will take place on Sunday, June 9, at 5 p.m., at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario.
Many former inductees and sports celebrities have been invited to attend, meet and greet guests and participate in an auction featuring rare sports memorabilia. Proceeds will benefit underprivileged youth.
The Class of 2013 was selected by a special committee, comprised of past California Sports Hall of Fame inductees and celebrity athletes, for their outstanding contributions to the world of sports in California and/or for their ties to the state.
Past inductees include California sports celebrities such as Ken Norton, Dick Vermeil, David “Deacon” Jones, Eric Dickerson, Tommy Lasorda, Dan Fouts, Dave Winfield, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mike Powell, Tom Flores, Marcus Allen, Cheryl Miller, Karch Kiraly and many more.