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This item marks a very important event in Greg’s personal wellness journey, and a little known accident in his diving career. Presented is a lead crystal beer stein presented to Greg at a dual meet with Russia in 1979, where he won the springboard competition.
Unfortunately, during the platform event, Greg hit his head and was knocked out for 20 minutes and transported to the hospital, forcing him to forfeit that event. This happened 9 years before the world watched his head hit the much more flexible springboard in the 1988 Olympics. This 13 1/2-by-3 1/2-inch beer stein presented to him for winning the 1979 springboard event displays beautifully and is in good condition. Not many people recall this story or were ever aware of it.