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Olympic Gold Medalist Diver Mark Lenzi Dies at 43

by Frank Hammon posted Apr 10 2012 8:11AM
Olympic diving champion Mark Lenzi has died at 43 in Greenville, N.C.
 
According to The Free Lance-Star Lenzi had been hospitalized for two weeks after suffering fainting spells. His mother, Ellie, told the newspaper her son's blood pressure was too low.
 
Lenzi won the 3-meter springboard at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Four years later, he came out of a brief retirement and won the bronze medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
 
Lenzi won two NCAA diving championships, 18 international competitions and was twice named America's diver of the year. He spent 2009-11 as the diving coach at East Carolina.
 
His funeral is Tuesday in Greenville.
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Location : GreenvilleNorth Carolina
People : EllieMark Lenzi
04/10/2012 8:10AM
Olympic Gold Medalist Diver Mark Lenzi Dies at 43
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