Olympic champion Mark Lenzi passed away Monday, April 9. He was 43.
“USA Diving is truly saddened by the passing of Olympic champion Mark Lenzi. As an Olympic gold and bronze medalist, Mark was one of our country’s greatest divers, and he will be missed tremendously. On behalf of USA Diving and the entire diving community, I extend my deepest condolences to Mark’s family and friends,” said USA Diving Chairman Bob Rydze.
Lenzi won the gold medal in the 3-meter springboard competition at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona and won bronze on that same event at the 1996 Games in Atlanta. An eight-time national champion, Lenzi was also a two-time World Cup gold medalist. He was the first diver to score more than 100 points on a single dive. Lenzi was selected as USA Diving’s Athlete of the Year in 1991 and 1992.
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