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Four-time Olympic diving champion set to give inspirational talk in Midland

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Four-time Olympic diving champion, Greg Louganis visited the City Of Midland Aquatics Center to give an inspirational talk to local divers. Mayor Jerry Morales also spoke at the event.

Louganis traveled to Midland because the gym was named a center of excellence by USA Diving. Louganis is working as a mentor for students to help them get to next Olympics in Japan. Louganis talked about self-doubt, adversity, and goal setting.

The event began at 5:30 Abell Hangar Pool and was followed by a diving show put on by COM divers.

The dinner was at 6:30 p.m. with Louganis for staff and those who bought tickets for the event.

The event also celebrated the return of Tarrin Gilliland, 13,  who competed in the Olympic Trials last week. Gilliland was the youngest competing at the trials. She did not make the cut, but she will soon be competing internationally. She says she is going to keep training and be ready for the Olympics in 2020.

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