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Olympics The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving  

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This is a list of the best diving Olympic athletes of all time, with photos of the athletes when available. The famous diving event Olympians on this list are all regarded as some of the toughest athletes to have ever competed at the Olympics. Almost every one of these historic diving Olympians have taken home a medal, which is why they've earned a spot on this list.

Only the greatest diving Olympic athletes are featured on the front page of this list, so be sure to vote for who you believe are the best diving athletes and vote down the ones you disagree with. This list contains athletes like Matthew Mitcham and Chantelle Newbery.

If you enjoyed this list of the best Olympic divers of all time, go ahead and check out this other list of countries with Olympic medals in speed skating.

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Greg Louganis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
TedWilson added Greg Louganis age 58

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Chen Ruolin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Chen Ruolin age 24

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David Boudia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
David Boudia age 27

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Tom Daley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Tom Daley age 22

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Laura Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving

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Matthew Mitcham is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving

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Wang Xin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Wang Xin age 24

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Melissa Wu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Melissa Wu age 24

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Kelci Bryant is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Kelci Bryant age 26

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Alexandre Despatie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving

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Scott Robertson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Scott Robertson age 29

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Mathew Helm is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Mathew Helm age 36

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Troy Dumais is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Troy Dumais age 37

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Qin Kai is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Qin Kai age 31

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Hu Jia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Hu Jia age 34

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Alexandra Croak is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Alexandra Croak age 32

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Huo Liang is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Huo Liang age 27

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Émilie Heymans is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving

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Paola Espinosa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Paola Espinosa age 30

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Chantelle Newbery is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving

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Ariel Rittenhouse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Ariel Rittenhouse age 25

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Blythe Hartley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving

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Robert Newbery is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving

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Tatiana Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Tatiana Ortiz age 33

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Juan Botella is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Juan Botella age 75

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Jennifer Abel is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Jennifer Abel age 25

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Haley Ishimatsu is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Haley Ishimatsu age 24

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Roseline Filion is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Roseline Filion age 29

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Patrick Hausding is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving

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Lin Yue is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Lin Yue age 25

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Nancilea Underwood Foster is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Nancilea Underwood Foster

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Riley McCormick is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Riley McCormick age 25

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George Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
George Sheldon Died at 33 (1874-1907)

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Thomas Finchum is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Thomas Finchum age 27

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Gleb Galperin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Gleb Galperin age 31

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Birte Christoffersen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving

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Christina Loukas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Christina Loukas age 31

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Jevon Tarantino is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Jevon Tarantino age 33

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Briony Cole is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Briony Cole age 34

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Ditte Kotzian is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Ditte Kotzian age 38

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Elina Eggers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Elina Eggers age 30

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Marie-Eve Marleau is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Marie-Eve Marleau age 35

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Dmitriy Dobroskok is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Dmitriy Dobroskok age 33

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Anna Lindberg is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Anna Lindberg age 35

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Joaquín Capilla is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Joaquín Capilla Died at 82 (1928-2010)

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Esther Williams is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Melissa 1969 added Esther Williams

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Michele Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving

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Reuben Ross is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Reuben Ross age 31

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Meaghan Benfeito is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Meaghan Benfeito age 28

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Sam Hall is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Sam Hall Died at 77 (1937-2014)