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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.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Olympic diving athletes?" and "Who is the best diving competitor of all time?"
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Tom Daley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Tom Daley age 22

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Greg Louganis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
TedWilson added Greg Louganis age 57

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10 5
Chen Ruolin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Chen Ruolin age 24

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11 6
Wang Xin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Wang Xin age 24

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14 10
David Boudia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
David Boudia age 27

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

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6 2
Scott Robertson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Scott Robertson age 29

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6 2
Haley Ishimatsu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Haley Ishimatsu age 24

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5 1
Chantelle Newbery is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving

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

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Kelci Bryant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Kelci Bryant age 26

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8 5
Hu Jia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Hu Jia age 34

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7 4
Huo Liang is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Huo Liang age 27

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5 2
Mathew Helm is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Mathew Helm age 36

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5 2
Patrick Hausding is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving

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4 1
Robert Newbery is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving

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7 5
Alexandra Croak is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Alexandra Croak age 32

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

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4 2
Ariel Rittenhouse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Ariel Rittenhouse age 25

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4 2
Melissa Wu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Melissa Wu age 24

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3 1
Qin Kai is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Qin Kai age 31

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3 1
Troy Dumais is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Troy Dumais age 37

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2 0
Gleb Galperin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Gleb Galperin age 31

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2 0
George Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
George Sheldon Died at 33 (1874-1907)

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8 7
Alexandre Despatie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving

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5 4
Émilie Heymans is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving

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4 3
Reuben Ross is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Reuben Ross age 31

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4 3
Paola Espinosa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Paola Espinosa age 30

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4 3
Roseline Filion is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Roseline Filion age 29

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Nancilea Underwood Foster is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Nancilea Underwood Foster

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3 2
Riley McCormick is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Riley McCormick age 25

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2 1
Elina Eggers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Elina Eggers age 30

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2 1
Tatiana Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Tatiana Ortiz age 33

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2 1
Lin Yue is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Lin Yue age 25

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2 1
Briony Cole is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Briony Cole age 34

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2 1
Sascha Klein is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Sascha Klein age 31

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2 1
Ditte Kotzian is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Ditte Kotzian age 38

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2 1
Arturo Miranda is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Arturo Miranda age 46

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2 1
Marie-Eve Marleau is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Marie-Eve Marleau age 35

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2 1
Jevon Tarantino is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Jevon Tarantino age 33

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2 1
Birte Christoffersen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving

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1 0
Esther Williams is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
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1 0
Thomas Finchum is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Thomas Finchum age 27

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1 0
Christina Loukas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Christina Loukas age 31

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1 0
Dmitriy Dobroskok is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Dmitriy Dobroskok age 33

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1 0
Flora Gondos is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
tbonesimmons added Flora Gondos age 24

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1 0
Anna Lindberg is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Anna Lindberg age 35

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1 0
Yelena Miroshina is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Yelena Miroshina Died at 21 (1974-1995)

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1 0
Joaquín Capilla is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Joaquín Capilla Died at 82 (1928-2010)

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1 0
Juan Botella is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving
Juan Botella age 75