Louganis won two titles at the world championships in 1982, where he became the first diver in a major international meeting to get a perfect score of 10 from all seven judges.
In the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, Louganis was the clear favourite not only among the bookmakers but also among the home crowd. To say his victory in the springboard event was crushing would be an understatement. He finished on 754.41 points and won by the biggest ever margin in the history of the event. Four days later Louganis completed the double, producing another breathtaking performance in the platform event to become the first diver in 56 years to win double gold.