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Klaus Dibiasi

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 5
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameKlaus•Dibiasi
Used nameKlaus•Dibiasi
Born6 October 1947 in Hall in Tirol (AUT)
Measurements180 cm / 74 kg
AffiliationsBolzano Nuoto, Bolzano (ITA)
NOC Italy

Biography

Italy’s Klaus Dibiasi won a silver medal in platform diving at the 1964 Olympics, and went on to win gold in the same event at the next three Games (1968, 1972, 1976). This makes Dibiasi the only Olympic diver to have won three successive gold medals, and he was the first diver to have won medals at four Olympics. A silver in the springboard in 1964 gave him a record total of five Olympic medals (since equaled). Dibiasi also won the world platform title (1973, 1975), the European platform (1966, 1974) and the European springboard (1974). He was European Cup champion on the springboard in 1969, 1971, and 1973, and the platform in 1965, 1967, 1971, and 1975. Dibiasi also won 18 Italian championships, 11 of them on the platform. Prior to Greg Louganis, he was considered the greatest ever platform diver. Dibiasi was born in Austria of Italian parents who returned to Italy when he was a child. He was coached by his father, Carlo, a former Italian champion (1933-36) and a 1936 Olympian, who finished 10th on the platform. Klaus Dibiasi also later coached the Italian diving team.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) ITA Klaus Dibiasi
Springboard, Men (Olympic) 13
Platform, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1968 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) ITA Klaus Dibiasi
Springboard, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Platform, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1972 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) ITA Klaus Dibiasi
Springboard, Men (Olympic) 4
Platform, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1976 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) ITA Klaus Dibiasi
Springboard, Men (Olympic) 8
Platform, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1976 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony ITA Klaus Dibiasi

Olympic family relations

Special Notes